What Daniel Tiger Can Teach Us About Songwriting

2017-06-21T13:54:09+00:00June 21st, 2017|

As I write this blog post, my 3-year-old is watching Daniel Tiger and my 7-month-old take is taking one of her mini-non-consolidated naps (can anyone relate?!) I've had many Daniel Tiger episodes playing in the background as I try to get a little work done during nap/quiet time. This is because I'm home with my [...]

Composing Catchy Songs for Clients (that are therapeutic and effective too!)

2016-12-14T14:38:37+00:00December 14th, 2016|

I know it can be tricky composing songs for clients. We want the songs to be therapeutic and goal-oriented, but also catchy and engaging. (At least that's what I'm thinking of when I'm composing for kids!) Here are a few tips to get you started with writing songs for your clients: Repetition, repetition, repetition. When it comes [...]

Why I’m An Original Song Ambassador…And Why You Should Be Too

2019-10-26T18:09:56+00:00December 6th, 2016|

Last week I shared a simple and creative way you can earn free CMTE credits: by writing original songs. Turns out that there are  plenty of other great reasons why writing original songs is beneficial...not just for you but for your clients as well! Here are the top three reasons why I'm a original song ambassador...and [...]

Here’s A Creative Way To Earn FREE CMTE Credits

2016-11-29T20:48:42+00:00November 29th, 2016|

One thing I hear frequently in discussions amongst our music therapy community is about the need for free continuing education opportunities. Yes, we love going to conference and taking online courses, but we're also looking for some inexpensive - okay, free - ways we can grow, learn, and work towards recertification. I have got a great way [...]

Seven Ways to Enhance Your Songwriting Skills

2017-06-21T13:54:30+00:00May 8th, 2013|

Things have been a bit of a whirlwind here at Wholesome Harmonies! I have a few big projects in the works and some other exciting announcements, so stay tuned to the blog. At UCP, we are in full preparation mode for our Spring Musical, Little Red Riding Hood. I am so excited about this performance! [...]

Put a Little Love in Your Heart!

2019-03-14T13:43:23+00:00February 7th, 2012|

Love is in the air! I'll admit that I am a big holiday person. Now that Valentine's Day is around the corner, I'm excited to be implementing my themed activities for this holiday of love. (Too cheesy?) My previous post was about Valentine's BINGO, a musical game I use with my tween and teen clients. Be [...]

Why Use Original Songs?

2019-10-20T19:25:24+00:00September 7th, 2011|

As I sit here and work on a new song about compound words for my Kindergarten class, I think back to the question...why do I do this? Why do I push so hard to use original songs in my music therapy sessions with children with special needs? Here are a few of the most important [...]

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