So Many Spring Scents

2019-10-12T20:27:55+00:00April 3rd, 2019|

When you live in Miami, one season tends to blend right in to the next. Winter feels like Spring and Spring feels like Summer. Nonetheless, I like to acknowledge the change of seasons in my sessions. Thus, I have a ton of ideas in store for my Spring-themed sessions next week. I work at a [...]

The Leaves Are Falling One By One

2019-09-26T13:57:35+00:00November 7th, 2018|

Although I have a storehouse of session ideas (especially when it comes to Fall!), I always like to keep things fresh and bring in new musical experiences for my clients. My mom recently sent a book in the mail for my daughters (who are ages 2 and 4) and they love it, but as soon [...]

The One Question I Ask Myself Every Time I Session Plan for Kids

2018-08-21T18:55:12+00:00August 21st, 2018|

It's Back to School Time! Hooray? Some say yes, some say no. However you feel about this season, it's here, there is no question about it. I'm feeling it because my daughter started PreK 4 today (!!) AND I'm gearing up to start sessions again at the school where I work with children with special [...]

A Camping We Will Go…Some More!

2020-06-28T20:26:05+00:00July 4th, 2018|

Last week, I shared a post on a Camping Theme I'm working on with my K-5 students in music therapy. We started off with a camping hello song while looking at pictures in the book "Down By the River." Then, we roasted marshmallows over a campfire of red, orange and yellow scarves in a drum, [...]

A Camping We Will Go

2020-06-28T20:24:24+00:00June 27th, 2018|

I've recently been beefing up my arsenal of activities for the school-age population (grades K-5). Two years ago I started working at a school for children with special needs, and it's been a great exercise in creativity for me! I have lots of ideas for working with children and teens, but not many that are [...]

Ukulele, Ukulele, Strum Strum Strum

2018-07-21T00:07:48+00:00May 29th, 2018|

Playing the ukulele makes me happy. It reminds me of summertime and being at the beach. Do you get that same feeling when you play? Recently, I started ukulele lessons with a three-year-old. It's been fun to come up with a short lesson structure for this age group, and the lessons have been going very well. [...]

Three Keys to Engaging Children In (almost!) Any Music Therapy Activity

2018-05-16T01:41:50+00:00May 16th, 2018|

There is nothing more frustrating than when you're leading a session, singing with enthusiasm, trying your hardest, and look out to see a group of children with...blank stares. No participation, they're just sitting there. You've spent hours preparing, hours practicing, and...nada. Not a good feeling, am I right? During my twelve years working as a [...]

It’s the First Day of School

2017-08-17T18:08:26+00:00August 17th, 2017|

  When I was a kid, I LOVED back to school time. I loved shopping for new school supplies (Lisa Frank notebooks and Bic pens were my thing!) and was always so excited for the first day of school. I try to bring some of that same excitement into my music therapy sessions on the [...]

If You’re On a Tight Budget, Purchase THIS Item For Your Sessions

2016-10-05T00:41:43+00:00October 5th, 2016|

I recently had to move all my instruments and materials from the therapy center where I’ve worked for three years and move it back home. The therapy center was closing its doors and my materials needed a new home. This move allowed me to take inventory of everything I own and reminded me of a [...]

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