Combining Music + Art: A Hawaiian Theme for Elementary Students

2021-07-28T15:13:02+00:00June 11th, 2019|

There is no denying that summer is here in Miami. Hot temperatures, afternoon rainstorms, staying inside to soak up the AC. Yup, summer is definitely here! At the Children's Resources Summer Camp, there's a different theme for each week of camp. I love this, because it gives me a creative jumping off point for planning [...]

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, [...]

How to Make the Nutcracker Cool

2019-12-18T17:00:09+00:00February 7th, 2018|

I've been on a session planning kick lately. Even though I have almost thirteen years (!!) of session plans saved up I still love coming up with new ideas, writing new songs and thinking of more creative ways to help my clients meet their goals. Lately, my three-year-old daughter has been really into the Nutcracker. She's [...]

Everything is Awesome (The Lego Movie + therapeutic goals)

2020-07-07T16:21:18+00:00September 27th, 2017|

{Thanks to everyone for your kind comments following my post about Hurricane Irma and how Julie Andrews helped during my evacuation with my two babies. I really enjoyed hearing from you. We are still cleaning up in Miami and it's been a slow process, but things are slowly getting back to "normal."} One thing that [...]

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 [...]

More With Moana – Session Ideas for Attention Goals

2021-06-12T20:24:01+00:00July 12th, 2017|

Did you have a chance to try out any of the Moana-themed session ideas I shared in last week's blog post? If not, check out the post to see how you can use rainbow bells and the song "How Far I'll Go" to address attention goals. As I was brainstorming more ways to use "How [...]

A Frosty Musical Mad Lib

2020-01-14T19:27:43+00:00February 1st, 2017|

A few weeks ago, I shared a musical experience I created called The Noun Rap. I designed it for the 3rd, 4th & 5th grade students I work with at Children's Resources Educational Center. I figured, hey, if they have to learn about nouns, why not at least make it cool? (You can listen to [...]

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