adolescents

{TUNE IN TO TEENS SPOTLIGHT} Be Flexible Rap & Other Social Skills Interventions

On Sundays I provide group music therapy services at Friendship Circle Miami. It's an amazing program, where neurotypical teens are paired with teens with autism and other special needs. Together, they participate in music therapy and recreational programs like sports, karate, cooking, art, and yoga. At the heart of the Friendship Circle program is the [...]

{TUNE IN TO TEENS SPOTLIGHT} Be Flexible Rap & Other Social Skills Interventions2020-02-12T16:20:34+00:00

{TUNE IN TO TEENS SPOTLIGHT} Organizing Your Music Therapy Materials

I'm a paper planner person. Through and through. I love to color code, write notes, and keep everything neat and organized on a calendar that I can spread out in front of me and see as a whole. The same goes for reading. I don't use a Kindle - I love the smell and feel [...]

{TUNE IN TO TEENS SPOTLIGHT} Organizing Your Music Therapy Materials2020-02-12T16:17:04+00:00

How To Use Rap Tracks When Your Clients Have Lost Focus

Every other Sunday, I drive up a palm tree-lined road to the Chabad Center of Kendall to facilitate sessions for Friendship Circle Miami. I've worked with Friendship Circle since 2010 and it's one of my favorite programs to work with. This past week something very interesting happened in one of the sessions. I had just [...]

How To Use Rap Tracks When Your Clients Have Lost Focus2019-10-17T12:31:31+00:00

Here’s why I’m still watching American Idol…17 years later

"Raise your hand if you're an American Idol fan!" Anyone? I said this at a recent session with a group of middle schoolers and they just stared back at me. I think I heard actual crickets. Apparently AI is't cool anymore?! Even if it's not still cool, I'm still watching. Want to know why? A [...]

Here’s why I’m still watching American Idol…17 years later2019-07-18T15:59:54+00:00

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 [...]

Had To Have High, High Hopes2020-01-14T18:29:12+00:00

Pop Song Mini-Packs: stay on top of what’s new in pop

One of my main goals here at Wholesome Harmonies is to connect with and support other like-minded professionals. In particular, music therapists, music teachers and special ed teachers who work with tween and teen clients. The #1 thing I hear from y'all when you reach out to me (which I LOVE!) is that you enjoy the [...]

Pop Song Mini-Packs: stay on top of what’s new in pop2018-10-24T15:23:49+00:00