How To Therapeutically Use Songs That Don’t Seem To Have Therapeutic Value

2022-05-11T17:53:03+00:00May 6th, 2022|

In music therapy, the music is what we use to captivate and engage our clients so they can work on attention goals, social goals, communication goals, or whatever the goal areas might be. But as music therapists, we have to find and use the music that our clients actually like. That music might be Drake, [...]

All E-Books 50% Off!

2022-04-07T14:31:33+00:00April 7th, 2022|

"It's the most wonderful time of the year!" 50% off ALL E-Books, now through April 8th. If you need creative inspiration or new ideas (especially for tweens and teens), I encourage you to take advantage of this sale. Some E-Books, like the Pop Song Mini Pack, are just $6! Check out: Tuneful Teens 1 and Tuneful Teens [...]

Song Share for School-Age Clients: “Let’s Stay In The Green Zone”

2022-02-24T15:58:02+00:00February 24th, 2022|

Recently, I moved from Miami up north and started working virtually at a school in Maryland. I provide group, individual, and consult music therapy services for their middle and high school students with autism and related disabilities (which I absolutely love doing). During the consult for one student who has music therapy on their IEP, the [...]

Summer Session Ideas for Middle Schoolers and Teens

2021-07-28T15:29:14+00:00July 28th, 2021|

We are more than halfway through summer, which feels unbelievable. Weren't we just celebrating the last day of school?! Recently, I've been enjoying Hawaiian/summer/beach-themed sessions with my middle school students and teen clients. I always enjoy a good theme, and this one in particular makes me feel relaxed and happy. Maybe it's the colorful lei [...]

Music Therapists & Educators Are Elevating Their Clinical Practice With This –

2021-01-08T20:06:17+00:00December 7th, 2020|

We're coming up on nine months being in pandemic/quarantine/virtual services mode and I don't know about you, but I've really had to stretch my creativity these past few months. If you're like me, you've completely revamped your clinical practice. You now need ideas that will engage your clients across a plexiglass shield. Or you need [...]

Thanksgiving Music Therapy Ideas for Middle & High Schoolers

2020-11-20T01:31:27+00:00November 20th, 2020|

I don't know about you, but I'm really looking forward to Thanksgiving next week.  In fact, I've been enjoying facilitating Thanksgiving-themed musical experiences all month (and yes, I'm still 100% VIRTUAL, as are my kiddos!) Today, I'll be sharing some of the ideas I've been using, in hopes that they might be beneficial to you [...]

Virtual Music Therapy With Teens To Promote Creativity & Self-Expression

2020-05-09T14:58:14+00:00May 9th, 2020|

Earlier this week, I walked out of my virtual music therapy sessions glowing. The sessions had been great, the group of teens I worked with were totally engaged in our experiences, and it almost felt like there was no "online" barrier. I felt the same connection I feel when we're "in-person" together. It was pretty [...]

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