Ukulele, Ukulele, Strum, Strum, Strum – Ever wonder what it might look like to teach a young child to play the ukulele? Here I share my simple four-part session structure. 

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.

Addressing Academic Concepts with Kids – This post is a round up of videos and songs where you can learn how to target specific academic concepts in your music therapy sessions.

It’s Beach Theme Time – Learn about some of my favorite beach-themed session ideas, including how to incorporate seashells and ocean animal songs to work on therapeutic goals.

Need More Beach Theme Ideas? – Check out my favorite books to incorporate, and see how I use the beach ball, suntan lotion and bubbles to work on therapeutic goals.

New Book ‘n Songs to Add to Your Collection – Here are some fantastic singable stories you can use in your sessions.

Tips On Using Book ‘n Songs in Your Music Therapy Sessions

Musical Hide & Seek – This intervention idea facilitates sibling interaction, while also working on nonverbal communication and auditory discrimination.

You Can Use a Maraca for That? – Find out how I use a maraca in a non-traditional way to work on attention and impulse control.

Fun With File Folder Games – Learn how you can create fun, visually appealing file folder games for your sessions with preschool and school age children.

Auditory Perception Training with Animal Sounds – Unique instrument sounds with corresponding movements can enhance and refine auditory perception skills.

Get Ready to Sing Your Heart Out! – Check out my entire collection of original songs for kids.

We Are Spiders – An original move & groove song for Halloween. Sheet music + mp3 available!

Variations on ‘Let’s Make Some Music’ – See how I take one original song and vary it in multiple ways to meet a variety of goals.

Graduation Day – Click to see the lyrics of the song the children wrote for their Graduation performance.