Tuneful Teens

Pop Song Searching Got You Down? Read On.

I've been working with teens since 2005 (yikes! It's true!) Over the years, I've found it harder and harder to locate "appropriate" songs to use with my teens clients. I know what qualifies as an "appropriate song" can vary from person to person. What I'm referring to are songs that are free of inappropriate language [...]

Pop Song Searching Got You Down? Read On.2018-07-20T23:58:11+00:00

Need New Pop Songs for Your Teens Sessions?

What pop songs are you digging right now? Currently I'm loving "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake and "Try Everything" by Shakira. Anyone else? Sometimes it can be really hard to find songs that we can bring into our music therapy sessions. In my case, they need to fit the following criteria: Have "appropriate" lyrics & [...]

Need New Pop Songs for Your Teens Sessions?2016-08-31T13:32:11+00:00

Looking For New Pop Songs To Use In Your Sessions? Read On.

It can be TOUGH to find pop songs that are "appropriate" for our teen music therapy sessions. I get it. There are drug references, sexual innuendos and curse words in many of the new songs out now. When I'm looking for songs that are "appropriate," I'm looking for songs that are free of inappropriate language and [...]

Looking For New Pop Songs To Use In Your Sessions? Read On.2018-06-19T18:03:06+00:00

Here Come the Holidays

It's December and I can feel the excitement for the holidays building! This is my favorite time of the year. I love the decorations, the holiday songs, the food, the get togethers ~ all of it! To spread a little holiday cheer, I want to share with you a brand new offering ~ a Holiday [...]

Here Come the Holidays2015-06-26T15:25:50+00:00

Are you Looking for More Pop Songs to Use in Your Teen Sessions?

It's that time of year again! Time for an update of Tuneful Teens 1 and 2 where I add in all the new, hot, fresh pop songs that the teens are playing on their ipods these days. I know it can be hard to keep up with latest trends in music and the newest singers, [...]

Are you Looking for More Pop Songs to Use in Your Teen Sessions?2015-06-03T14:42:17+00:00

Being Brave with Your Teen Music Therapy Groups

Bravery - This is a theme that's reappeared quite frequently in the last year or two....in Disney movies and in songs. I think this theme is very relevant to teens and so I decided to incorporate it into my music therapy sessions last week. These are sessions for teens with autism and other special needs and [...]

Being Brave with Your Teen Music Therapy Groups2018-06-07T18:34:28+00:00

Shake, Rattle, & Roll

Did you catch my two big announcements? One HERE and one HERE? I have to say I'm pretty excited about both! In preparation for the launch of Tuneful Teens 2 on February 1st, I'm going to share an activity I use with my teen groups that can be adapted in various ways depending on the [...]

Shake, Rattle, & Roll2015-06-03T14:43:26+00:00

It’s Time for a Tuneful Teens Update

Those of you who have purchased Tuneful Teens: Creative Ideas for Engaging Adolescents in Music Therapy know that there is something cool I added to the package a few months ago. A FREE update! As I continued to work with teens with autism and other special needs I began seeing that the songs I used [...]

It’s Time for a Tuneful Teens Update2013-11-13T16:32:17+00:00

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Winner winner chicken dinner! We have a winner! If you are a Wholesome Harmonies newsletter subscriber (it's free), you know that someone on the list had a chance to win a *FREE* copy of Tuneful Teens 1. I asked those who were interested to post on Facebook about where they are most 'stuck' when it comes [...]

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!2013-05-01T12:20:39+00:00
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