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 [...]

Movin’ & Groovin’ in Music Therapy ~ Part 1

2015-07-10T23:36:48+00:00July 16th, 2014|

Today's post is Part 1 of my summer blog series on movin' and groovin' during your music therapy sessions with kids! Movement is so important when children are learning - it wakes up the body and the brain and actively engages children in the learning process. In the video below, I am working on shape identification [...]

Sensational Ideas for Working With Children with Autism (Part 2)

2018-07-25T00:30:44+00:00July 17th, 2013|

Did you catch Part 1 in my series on Music Therapy + Sensory Integration? In it I showcased a video of me utilizing the therapy ball in my music therapy session with a self-contained class of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)! I am using the therapy ball to provide proprioceptive and vestibular input to the children while [...]

Sensational Ideas for Working With Children with Autism (Part 1)

2018-07-25T00:31:51+00:00July 3rd, 2013|

I can pinpoint when a major shift in my music therapy practice took place. It was when I began co-treating with some amazing occupational therapists at UCP's Early Beginnings Academy. Through these co-treatment sessions, I became fascinated by sensory integration, how it relates to my clients with autism and how it can be incorporated into my [...]

Cupcakes + Music + Math = A Winning Combination

2019-08-21T19:55:18+00:00April 17th, 2013|

I am finally back in the swing of things after a wonderful whirlwind of wedding festivities! (By the way, my favorite discussion so far with my preschoolers went like this: One child: "Amy got married!" Another: "She graduated!" I love how their minds work.) Today, I am sharing a video that goes along with this [...]

Book ‘n Song: “Big Pumpkin”

2019-10-14T12:28:38+00:00November 3rd, 2012|

I hope you had a wonderful Halloween last week! We sure enjoyed celebrating with the children at Early Beginnings Academy. We started off the week with a Book 'n Song: "Nightsong," a beautiful story about a bat going off into the world to find his way (watch the video to see!) If you would like the [...]

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