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 I've [...]

It’s Fall Ya’ll: Turkeys, Turkeys Everywhere2019-09-26T14:35:37+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 & Ideas2019-09-26T18:45:00+00:00

It’s Fall Ya’ll: Halloween Theme


My favorite season is upon us: Fall! The past few days here in Miami have been beautiful. The temperatures have cooled to the low 80s (ha!) and there's been a nice breeze blowing throughout the day. I'll take what I can get! Despite the warm temps, I love to bring as much of the seasonal [...]

It’s Fall Ya’ll: Halloween Theme2019-09-26T14:36:27+00:00

Ho-ho-how To Teach the Kazoo at Christmas time


I cannot believe Christmas is right around the corner! I have to admit I'm pretty excited about that. This is the first Christmas with our new baby and I've been having way too much fun singing carols with her and jingling bells together. I've also been singing carols during my sessions with my clients who [...]

Ho-ho-how To Teach the Kazoo at Christmas time2019-12-05T15:26:32+00:00

MORE St. Paddy’s Day Session Ideas


Last week, I shared some of my favorite St. Paddy's Day session ideas for my middle school and teen music therapy groups. Check that post out HERE! Today I want to share a few more ideas. I always love having a theme or holiday to inspire my session planning! Movement to an Irish Jig There [...]

MORE St. Paddy’s Day Session Ideas2020-02-19T17:34:36+00:00

St. Paddy’s Day Session Ideas


St. Paddy's Day is almost here! I am very excited - I always love having a holiday that I can use as a theme to base my sessions around. What could be more creatively stimulating than a holiday filled with leprechauns, rainbows, and shamrocks? Today I'm going to share some ideas I have for my [...]

St. Paddy’s Day Session Ideas2020-02-19T17:27:11+00:00

Halloween is Coming…Are You Ready for Some Sensory Ideas?


I have to say that Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! Although it's usually still pretty hot and sticky here in Miami, I always enjoy singing songs about pumpkins, ghosts, and goblins. Last year I shared two videos of special Halloween singable stories: "Big Pumpkin" and "Nightsong" (these were a little different than my usual [...]

Halloween is Coming…Are You Ready for Some Sensory Ideas?2019-09-28T18:41:32+00:00

A Look Back and a Look Forward: Happy New Year!


Remember me?! Sorry for being MIA. I’ve been enjoying a fabulous winter vacation and got unintentionally “unplugged” in West Virgina when I found out there was no Internet service where we were staying! But here I am ready to crank out my very first blog post of the year for you. I want to take a [...]

A Look Back and a Look Forward: Happy New Year!2013-01-02T02:54:05+00:00

UCP Holiday Spectacular 2012


Today it's a rainy morning in Miami. I can't help but think that if we were up north, that precipitation would be snow! Luckily my fiancé and I will be spending the holidays visiting family in MD, VA, and WV, so Imm crossing my fingers for a little of the white stuff! Despite the mild [...]

UCP Holiday Spectacular 20122019-12-07T19:59:06+00:00