The Second-Most Versatile Instrument In My Bag

2017-05-25T14:11:25+00:00May 24th, 2017|

Rhythm sticks are quickly becoming my favorite instrument. Why? They're incredibly versatile (just like this instrument is!), They're appropriate for a wide range of ages, They can be used to address goals in a variety of domains, And, they're multi sensory. The multisensory component is my favorite part because the majority of the individuals I [...]

Enliven Your Instrument Activities With This Technique

2017-04-05T18:04:00+00:00April 5th, 2017|

I've been working at Children's Resources Educational Center since August of last year and am loving my time there. I have the opportunity to work with a wonderful group of students. One of my favorite classes at Children's Resources is for children with severe/profound intellectual disability and physical disabilities. Many of the students in the class [...]

Variations on ‘Let’s Make Some Music’

2015-07-19T15:01:46+00:00November 26th, 2014|

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!! Thanksgiving is my new favorite holiday. I do my very best to go about my day in a state of gratitude and thankfulness, so this holiday is a perfect fit for me. (Oh and I LOVE turkey and apple pie! :) In today's blog, I want to share one of my favorite original [...]

Music Therapy with the Park Optimists

2013-09-25T14:15:09+00:00September 25th, 2013|

This is a special guest post brought to you by Claire Gentry, MT-BC. Claire is a board-certified music therapist and works as a subcontractor for Wholesome Harmonies. She provides many of our in-home services for children and teens with special needs. Claire also facilitates music therapy for Friendship Circle of Miami Beach/Bal Harbor, Rockin' and [...]

What’s the Most Versatile Instrument in My Bag?

2015-06-03T14:44:04+00:00September 18th, 2013|

Sometimes I wish I was an octopus. There are times when I am going into a session carrying my guitar, a keyboard, a gathering drum, AND a bag of instruments....and eight arms would really be helpful! (Who needs the gym when you have sessions all day long, right?) I have found that there is one [...]

Drumming By Number

2013-03-13T13:31:39+00:00March 13th, 2013|

As I type this post Steve and I are about 3 weeks away from our wedding day! I could not be more excited! Thank you to everyone who replied or commented on my Here Comes the Bride Post with fun song suggestions for our reception. We have lots of great songs to choose from - let [...]

You Can Use A Maraca For That?

2013-02-20T16:48:51+00:00February 20th, 2013|

I love when my clients inspire me and give me new ideas for interventions during my music therapy sessions. This happened a few weeks ago and I've been using the idea ever since. One little guy I work with individually loves book and songs. I use this type of musical experience to work on expressive language, [...]

Sing Your Heart Out: Play Along with Me

2012-05-02T20:57:46+00:00May 2nd, 2012|

Sing your heart out week continues!! Here is a song I use during my instrument playing activities, particularly those involving the xylophone and glockenspiel. I take out the 'B' and 'F' bars and the song fits perfectly. Also, the song lyrics can be individualized for different children using different instruments, for example "Danny plays the drum!" [...]

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