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Need to Target Auditory Perception Skills? Add One Instruction To Your Instrument Songs.

Valentine's Day is just around the bend. With that theme in mind I've been incorporating lots of "love"- and friendship-themed songs into my sessions: "Love Story" by Taylor Swift, "Rhythm of Love" by the Plain White T's and "Count on Me" by Bruno Mars. Although I'll be the first to admit that it's fun to [...]

Need to Target Auditory Perception Skills? Add One Instruction To Your Instrument Songs.2019-02-20T19:05:53+00:00

The Leaves Are Falling One By One

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 Leaves Are Falling One By One2018-11-07T02:54:43+00:00

Spooky Music Listening for School-Age Students

I prepared a spooky music listening session for my school-age kiddos this week and I'm EXCITED about it (more ideas for this age group here)! My goals for the students in these classes are: To improve auditory perception skills (ie. listening skills) To improve sustained attention And, to practice using adjectives (one of the goals [...]

Spooky Music Listening for School-Age Students2018-10-17T18:59:57+00:00

Halloween Rhythm Combos {for tweens & teens}

Halloween is right around the corner! I've been using The Costume Rap in my sessions this month and it's been a hit. I use this musical experience to work on verbal and non-verbal communication skills with my tween and teen clients. Many of you have mentioned that it's tough to come up with musical experiences for [...]

Halloween Rhythm Combos {for tweens & teens}2018-10-23T18:39:36+00:00

The Costume Rap {for tweens & teens}

Halloween is right around the corner and there is a hint of Fall in the air (yipee!). Here in Miami that just means the humidity has dropped slightly, but I'll take it! Come on over and grab some free Halloween intervention ideas here and then check out this new idea I came up with: It's called the [...]

The Costume Rap {for tweens & teens}2016-10-23T18:47:00+00:00

Halloween Intervention Roundup

Halloween is approaching and I don't know about you, but I am loving coming up with my session plans this month. If you've read my blog posts in the past, you know I love a good themed session plan. Halloween is especially fun because there are so many interesting characters to incorporate (witches, ghosts, and goblins), themes to [...]

Halloween Intervention Roundup2016-10-19T15:20:31+00:00

Themed Session Plans: The Key To Unlocking Your Creativity

If you're a regular here at the Wholesome Harmonies blog, you know I LOVE a good themed session plan. We're getting to that time of year when theme ideas abound: there's Harvest, Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Wintertime. I love all of it! I find that when planning for my sessions, starting with a theme [...]

Themed Session Plans: The Key To Unlocking Your Creativity2016-09-27T19:35:03+00:00

I Am Santa {VIDEO + Free Sheet Music!}

Happy Holiday season! I'm so happy to be writing this post with the lights from our Christmas tree twinkling next to me. While brainstorming new ideas for my sessions with young children, I came up with this simple little song about Santa. It's an echo song and the melody is repetitive, so kids will be [...]

I Am Santa {VIDEO + Free Sheet Music!}2015-12-09T18:24:08+00:00

It’s Fall Ya’ll: Turkeys, Turkeys Everywhere

  I intended to write this blog post last week (ie. before Thanksgiving), but sometimes when you're working from home with a 1 1/2 year old, things don't always go as planned, am I right? So here we are a few days post-Turkey day and I want to share some of the songs and musical experiences [...]

It’s Fall Ya’ll: Turkeys, Turkeys Everywhere2015-12-10T19:07:24+00:00

It’s Fall Ya’ll: Halloween Books & Ideas

It's no secret that I love Fall and I love Halloween. I find that there's something about the season and holidays that sparks my creativity for planning new ideas. Since I lead many sessions at our local library branches, I'm always looking for books to incorporate into my sessions. Here are links to videos where [...]

It’s Fall Ya’ll: Halloween Books & Ideas2016-10-19T15:05:50+00:00
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