Music Therapy + Cognition Part 1 – Watch this video to see a demonstration of Musical Sensory Orientation Training (MSOT). I’ll be using my clarinet to work on localization skills.

Music Therapy + Cognition Part 2 – Watch a demonstration of some Auditory Perception Training (APT) exercises using the guiro, chimes and triangle.

Music Therapy + Cognition Part 3 – Watch this video demonstration of a Musical Attention Control Training (MACT) experience. You’ll see how I use two different color scarves, an original song, and my uke to address sustained attention and a bit of alternating attention.

Movin’ & Groovin’ in Music Therapy ~ Part 1 – Watch this video to see how I combine music + movement to help my client practice identifying shapes.

Movin’ & Groovin’ in Music Therapy ~ Part 2 – Watch this video to see how I allow my client to jump and move to music while we practice identifying – AT words.

Movin’ & Groovin’ in Music Therapy ~ Part 3 – Check out some of my original movement songs that will get your kiddos up and moving during your session.

Movin’ & Groovin’ in Music Therapy ~ Part 4 – Watch this video to see how I use my clarinet to cue movement around the room.

Cupcakes + Music + Math = A Winning Combination – See how music therapy can address math goals from the IEP.

Book ‘n Song: “Nightsong” – Watch this video and listen to the musical score I composed to match what was happening in the book – Reading Rainbow style.

Book ‘n Song: “Big Pumpkin” – Watch this video and listen to the musical score I composed to mimic what was happening in the story, “Big Pumpkin.”

Playing a Rainbow: Color-Coded Notation for Xylophone – See how color-coded notation can facilitate xylophone playing.

Presenting…UCP Star Singers! – Watch this video of the children singing at the UCP Share & Care Fundraising Luncheon: “Hey, Ho, Hi” and “My Body, Mi Cuerpo.”

Graduation is Approaching – Watch this video of one of our star singers singing the graduation song he wrote with his class, “It’s Always More Fun.”

“How Are You?” ~ A Song About Feelings – This video showcases a song about feelings for kids.

Fa, la, la, la, la!! – Watch this video of the children caroling around UCP to spread Christmas cheer!

Bringing the Outside Inside for Music Therapy – Watch and see how you can use items from the outdoors in your music therapy sessions. Pod guiros and pod shakers anyone?

What is Your Name? Woah! – Rhythmic drumming can prompt speaking of complete sentences. Watch and see!

Sensational Ideas for Working with Children with Autism (Part 1) – Watch video to see how I use the therapy ball during my session to provide proprioceptive and vestibular input.

Sensational Ideas for Working with Children with Autism (Part 2) – Watch video to see how I incorporate the book “Ain’t Gonna Paint No More” and paint brushes into music therapy to provide tactile stimulation.

Sensational Ideas for Working with Children with Autism (Part 3) – See how I use the gathering drum to provide vestibular input – this video might make you dizzy!

Sensational Ideas for Working with Children with Autism (Part 4) – This video shows how I use the trampoline to provide proprioceptive input to children with autism during my sessions.

Session Fave #1 – Watch this video to see my first session fave. I use it in my sessions to make things run more smoothly and to work on verbal identification of pictures.

Session Fave #2 – Watch this video to see my second session fave. I use it to enhance the quality of the musical presentation in my sessions.

Session Fave #3 – Watch this video that showcases my third session fave. You’ll find out what it is and see a video of me co-treating with an occupational therapist.

 

CLINICAL PRACTICE:

Seven Ways to Enhance Your Songwriting Skills – Do you write original songs? Read this article to improve your songwriting today.

Why Music Works in Therapy – Why is music an effective medium for therapy? Read this article to find out.

Temple Grandin Lecture: Different Kinds of Minds – Read to find out the “take aways” from Temple Grandin’s lecture on autism.

The Journal of Music Therapy Arrived! – Click to find out all the details of my master’s thesis being published in the Journal of Music Therapy…exciting!