21Jan
2019
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Incorporate This One Thing Into Your Adapted Lessons and Watch What Happens

Wholesome Harmonies has grown in leaps and bounds since I started seeing my first private client way back in 2007. I started as a solo practitioner providing solely individual music therapy services. From there, I expanded to group music therapy services, developmental music classes at local libraries and adapted music lessons. Currently, about half of […]

16Jan
2019
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Had To Have High, High Hopes

Earlier this week I had one of those really great session days. Everything flowed, my students were totally engaged, and I got great feedback from the teachers and students alike. I had brought in some New Year’s-themed interventions, which is how I like to start each new year with my school-age and teen clients. I […]

09Jan
2019
0

Mindfulness in Music Therapy

One of my main goals for the new year is to be more mindful and present, both in my personal life and professional life. I know this can have far reaching benefits. I’ve read about it, I’ve listened to people talk about it on podcasts, but I have yet to be consistent with this practice. […]

26Sep
2018
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{Musical Mini-Series} Part 3: Tempo

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 […]

19Sep
2018
2

{Musical Mini-Series} Part 2: V7 Chord

If you were a practicum student or intern under my supervision, you inevitably heard me talk about my love of the V7 chord. This is a powerful chord that can be used as an incredible therapeutic tool to prompt a response from our clients (catch up on part 1 of this series by checking out […]

12Sep
2018
3

{Musical Mini-Series} Part 1: Melody

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 […]

13Jun
2018
1

Letting Your Clients Lead

I will be the first to admit that I like to have control of things when it comes to my business and my music therapy sessions. I’m an overachiever in the organization department and I need to have a plan in place for everything. So, the thought of pulling back on the reins and letting […]

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