Addressing Academic Concepts with Kids

2016-10-23T18:50:12+00:00July 19th, 2016|

In last week's blog post, I shared about how I'm using any summer "down time" I can find to get a head start on session planning for the Fall. If you're in the same frame of mine I am and are need of some musical experiences that address academic concepts with kids, you're in luck! Below is [...]

{VIDEO SERIES} Music Therapy + Cognition Part 3

2016-10-23T19:01:41+00:00June 14th, 2016|

Today is the final post for my video series on Music Therapy + Cognition. I've had so much fun putting these videos together! You can catch up on the past posts and videos here: Part 1: Using the clarinet to work on localization Part 2: Using rhythm instruments to work on auditory perception skills Today [...]

{VIDEO SERIES} Music Therapy + Cognition Part 2

2018-07-24T18:39:36+00:00June 7th, 2016|

Two weeks ago I started a new blog series that I was SUPER excited about: how we can use music therapy interventions to address cognitive function. And then... ...my website decided it did not want to play nice anymore. I had a few little glitches occur, which is why the blog post for last Wednesday [...]

{NEW Video Series} Music Therapy + Cognition Part 1

2018-07-24T18:38:31+00:00May 25th, 2016|

I love watching videos of other music therapists in their sessions with clients. I gain so many new ideas for songs, interventions and methods of implementation. I try to contribute by sharing my own videos: Check out my Music Therapy in Action page to watch videos of me working with clients to address sensory integration, [...]

I Am Santa {VIDEO + Free Sheet Music!}

2021-12-15T17:02:30+00:00December 8th, 2015|

Happy Holiday season! I'm so happy to be writing this post with the lights from our Christmas tree twinkling next to me. While brainstorming new ideas for my sessions with young children, I came up with this simple little song about Santa. It's an echo song and the melody is repetitive, so kids will be [...]

Advocacy on AmericaTeve

2015-04-22T12:34:34+00:00April 22nd, 2015|

A few months ago (November to be exact!) I received a phone call from AmericaTeve, a Miami-based Spanish language news station. They were presenting a series on autism and wanted to close that series with a piece on autism and music therapy. They asked if they could come interview me and videotape me working with a client during a [...]

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 [...]

NEW Video Series ~ Session Faves (Part 1)

2015-04-15T18:58:09+00:00January 21st, 2015|

Hey there! I hope you've had some time to poke around my website and check out the new design and new organization that will make things even easier to find (teen session ideas are all found here!) Today I'm starting a brand new video series that I'm really excited about! In this series I'll be [...]

Movin’ and Groovin’ in Music Therapy ~ Part 4

2015-07-10T23:25:48+00:00September 3rd, 2014|

Today is the final installation of my Movin' and Groovin' summer blog series! Before you read any further, make sure you catch up the previous posts: Watch video of how I combine movement with learning shapes Watch video of how I incorporate movement into an activity to teach -AT words Learn some of my original [...]

Movin’ & Groovin’ in Music Therapy ~ Part 2

2015-07-10T23:36:09+00:00July 30th, 2014|

Did you catch Part 1 of my summer blog series on Music & Movement? Or as I like to say, Movin' and Groovin' in Music Therapy! Check out that video here - we're working on identification of shapes. Today, I want to share a video that incorporates movement into an individual session where we're working [...]

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