{Musical Mini-Series} Part 3: Tempo

2019-09-17T18:29:33+00:00September 26th, 2018|

Ready for Part 3? This is the third post in the musical mini-series where we're a closer look at our therapeutic medium: music. We started off by taking a glance at melody and the V7 chord. Next up is....(drumroll please)....tempo! How can we as music therapists use tempo to guide and elicit movements? When working with a [...]

{Musical Mini-Series} Part 1: Melody

2019-09-17T18:21:12+00:00September 12th, 2018|

Last week, I introduced you to the mini-series I'm starting that focuses on our therapeutic medium: MUSIC. I'm excited to jump in because I want to take a look at a few musical elements and examine how they're functioning to bring about positive changes in behavior. I'll also dig into how enhancing our musical presentation [...]

Don’t Forget These Two Things When You Session Plan

2018-09-05T15:02:20+00:00September 5th, 2018|

If there is one thing I love to do, it's session plan. I cozy up on my blue rocking chair, pull up the blinds so I have a good view of the palm trees outside, and get out a fresh sheet of blank paper. Then I get to work planning my upcoming sessions for the [...]

Musical Goals and the Music Therapist

2016-05-11T00:49:35+00:00May 11th, 2016|

Do you ever set musical goals for yourself? As music therapists we are master goal writers! We assess our clients, create functional goals and objectives for them and track those goals throughout treatment. Have you ever thought of going through that same process for yourself, musically? It's something that is top of mind for me [...]

NEW Video Series ~ Session Faves (Part 2)

2015-04-15T18:57:57+00:00February 4th, 2015|

We're back with the second installment of the video series on my Session Faves! Click here to watch the first video & I'd love to hear in the comments if you use this one too! Now on to session fave #2 ~ it is my FAVORITE tool that not only enhances the musical quality of my [...]

My Musical Goals – Update!

2012-03-21T12:51:58+00:00March 21st, 2012|

Back in January I posted about My Musical Goals. I decided this is my year to step it up musically so I can enhance the quality of my music therapy sessions. Here's my update on how things are going... My January Goal was to Become a Ukulele Master. I found some great websites, including Ukulele Tricks [...]

My Musical Goals

2012-01-17T15:02:56+00:00January 17th, 2012|

Now that the new year is in full swing, I've had some time to think about the goals I have for myself. In my post, Patience, Productivity, and Presence, I talked about those 3 words in more detail and how they will guide me through the new year. Regarding my goals for myself, I'm taking [...]

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