Simple Ways to Incorporate Rap & Hip Hop Into Your Music Therapy Sessions With Teens

2024-01-05T15:44:14+00:00January 5th, 2024|

Whenever I survey my clients about their favorite singers, I inevitably hear names like Drake, Future, Travis Scott, and Bad Bunny. I'll be honest though, most of the time I have to Google these rappers so I can be up to speed on who they are. But since I know that rap and hip hop [...]

I Know I Can…Rap

2019-05-16T18:59:33+00:00June 6th, 2017|

If you've been following the WH blog for the past few years you know that I love to incorporate rapping into my sessions with tween and teen clients. I use rapping to help clients explore their emotions, increase communication skills, and facilitate self-expression. It can be as simple as giving a prompt or sentence starter, providing a [...]

Rapping Success Story

2019-09-27T19:38:45+00:00March 1st, 2016|

Did you grab your FREEBIES yet? I'm talking about the Rap Track MP3 & PDF of the Friendship Rap that you can use in your sessions with elementary or middle school students, or with teens. I love sharing the new ideas that I come up with and test out in my sessions. What I love [...]

The Friendship Rap + A Free MP3

2023-02-11T14:44:25+00:00February 9th, 2016|

Valentine's Day will be here in just a few days! (Click here for some VDay intervention ideas!) While this makes me excited, I know that for some of the teen clients I work with this holiday can bring up mixed emotions. They feel a lot of pressure to have a boyfriend or girlfriend and if they [...]

Performing Bruno Mars & Will.I.Am

2015-06-03T14:41:24+00:00May 27th, 2015|

  I love Bruno Mars. He's got catchy tunes, a fantastic voice and puts on a great show when he performs live (can you believe those curlers?!) So it's not surprising that he's VERY popular with the tween and teen groups I lead for the organization Friendship Circle of Miami. When it came time to choose a [...]

Rap Lyrics That Are Going to Move You

2015-06-03T14:41:02+00:00May 6th, 2015|

Last week I facilitated a music experience where the teens in my group wrote and performed original raps using the line "I know I can ____________." I just had to share with you the powerful lyrics that were written by one of the group members who is on the autism spectrum (shared with client permission): [...]

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