The Tune In To Teens and Attention & Perception E-Courses are going away

2024-01-15T15:40:10+00:00January 14th, 2024|

The Tune In To Teens and Attention & Perception E-Courses will soon be going on hiatus for the foreseeable future. It makes me a little sad to say that. These have been passion projects for me - putting my knowledge and passion about music therapy with tweens and teens into these E-Courses, hearing your positive feedback and [...]

Good Pop Songs for Movement with Teens

2022-05-16T18:02:00+00:00May 16th, 2022|

Over the past few weeks, I've shared some posts that've hopefully boosted your creativity if you work with school-age clients or teens. In this post, I showed how to therapeutically use songs that don't appear (at first) to have therapeutic value. And here, I shared how I keep things age appropriate (and cool!) when working [...]

{TUNE IN TO TEENS SPOTLIGHT} How To Handle Challenging Situations When Working With Teens

2020-08-03T13:03:31+00:00August 3rd, 2020|

One of the Tune In To Teens course features I hear the most positive feedback about is the Challenging Scenarios & Strategies for Success section, in Chapter 3. Working with teens is one of the most enjoyable things I’ve had the opportunity to do in my music therapy career, but it does come with some [...]

{TUNE IN TO TEENS SPOTLIGHT} Promoting Creativity & Self-Expression In Teens

2020-08-01T00:01:29+00:00July 31st, 2020|

When it comes to looking at goals and areas of need for my teen clients, creativity and self-expression continually come to the top of my list, in terms of importance. With the upheaval that teens have experienced due to the pandemic, promoting creativity and giving them opportunities for self-expression seem more important now than ever [...]

{TUNE IN TO TEENS SPOTLIGHT} Introducing New Music To Your Teen Clients…and Making It Cool

2020-07-25T19:22:48+00:00July 25th, 2020|

As music therapists and educators, we know the importance of using client-preferred music in our sessions, especially when working with teens. Teens have a very personal relationship with the music that speaks to them. And when we show acceptance for our clients' music, what we're communicating is that we accept them. Using client-preferred music engages [...]

{TUNE IN TO TEENS SPOTLIGHT} Ways to Break the Ice & Work on Group Cohesion With Teens

2020-07-19T19:53:18+00:00July 19th, 2020|

I vividly remember the first time I led a music therapy session with a group of teen clients. I remember thinking it would be easy to build group cohesion among 30 adolescents that didn't know each other, and that we'd be songwriting and rapping in no time. Well, that wasn't exactly the case. It took [...]

Tune In To Teens Open For Enrollment

2020-03-12T14:35:01+00:00March 12th, 2020|

It's finally time: the doors for the Tune In To Teens E-Course are now open (but just for a short while)! This week only, March 9 - 13th, 2020, the course is open for enrollment (so everyone can progress through the course at the same time). Following that, the doors close and I don't really [...]

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