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

2020-05-09T14:58:14+00:00

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 [...]

Virtual Music Therapy With Teens To Promote Creativity & Self-Expression2020-05-09T14:58:14+00:00

Virtual Music Therapy With Teens To Target Social/Emotional Goals

2020-04-24T17:27:14+00:00

Have you been doing any virtual music therapy sessions? I've been doing virtual adapted lessons, but just had my first virtual music therapy session with a group of teens last week. I have to tell you - it was so good to see those faces on Zoom. I am really missing everyone, especially because we [...]

Virtual Music Therapy With Teens To Target Social/Emotional Goals2020-04-24T17:27:14+00:00

A Few Ideas for Going Virtual With Music Therapy

2020-05-09T18:34:15+00:00

I don't have to tell you that last week our world was turned completely upside down. My business stopped all in-person services and moved as many clients and students as we could to virtual sessions and lessons. Definitely NOT what we had expected or planned for. But, music therapists are by nature creative, innovative, flexible, [...]

A Few Ideas for Going Virtual With Music Therapy2020-05-09T18:34:15+00:00

(TUNE IN TO TEENS SPOTLIGHT} Motor Skills & Rap Tracks

2020-02-18T17:54:38+00:00

We are movin' and groovin' right along into Week 3 of the Tune In To Teens spotlight series, where I give you a little peek into the E-Course. So far, we've spotlighted two features of Tune In To Teens - you'll learn how to organize ALL those music therapy materials and learn the Be Flexible Rap [...]

(TUNE IN TO TEENS SPOTLIGHT} Motor Skills & Rap Tracks2020-02-18T17:54:38+00:00

{TUNE IN TO TEENS SPOTLIGHT} Be Flexible Rap & Other Social Skills Interventions

2020-02-12T16:20:34+00:00

On Sundays I provide group music therapy services at Friendship Circle Miami. It's an amazing program, where neurotypical teens are paired with teens with autism and other special needs. Together, they participate in music therapy and recreational programs like sports, karate, cooking, art, and yoga. At the heart of the Friendship Circle program is the [...]

{TUNE IN TO TEENS SPOTLIGHT} Be Flexible Rap & Other Social Skills Interventions2020-02-12T16:20:34+00:00

{TUNE IN TO TEENS SPOTLIGHT} Organizing Your Music Therapy Materials

2020-02-12T16:17:04+00:00

I'm a paper planner person. Through and through. I love to color code, write notes, and keep everything neat and organized on a calendar that I can spread out in front of me and see as a whole. The same goes for reading. I don't use a Kindle - I love the smell and feel [...]

{TUNE IN TO TEENS SPOTLIGHT} Organizing Your Music Therapy Materials2020-02-12T16:17:04+00:00

High Hopes For The New Year

2020-01-14T18:18:20+00:00

Last week I wrote a post that generated a lot of supportive comments. The post was about the new year and how I don't have any new, concrete goals for my business. I decided to take the pressure off myself to achieve more in my business and instead focus on being present as a mother [...]

High Hopes For The New Year2020-01-14T18:18:20+00:00

A Pirate Creative Listening Experience for Middle School Students

2019-10-22T13:00:22+00:00

The theme for Halloween this year at Children's Resources Educational Center (serving students PreK3 - Grade 5) is Pirates. I have to say, I'm a little excited about it. I love the soundtracks to the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, so ever since I heard the theme idea, my mind has been coming up with [...]

A Pirate Creative Listening Experience for Middle School Students2019-10-22T13:00:22+00:00

Halloween-Themed Attention & Perception Training Exercises

2019-10-17T12:43:37+00:00

"Halloween-themed attention & perception training exercises." Kind of a mouthful, isn't it? That'a just a fancy way of saying that we're going to use Halloween songs to work on attention and perception skills (like listening and following directions). Here's an idea that can be used with clients of all ages: Play a spooky Halloween song [...]

Halloween-Themed Attention & Perception Training Exercises2019-10-17T12:43:37+00:00

“Old Town Road” To Target Therapeutic Goals

2020-07-01T19:30:27+00:00

Are your students as into "Old Town Road" as mine are? You know, the one by Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X? I hear about that song in pretty much every session. So, it worked out perfectly that this week's theme at the Children's Resources summer camp (for PreK-5th grade students) was Wild Wild [...]

“Old Town Road” To Target Therapeutic Goals2020-07-01T19:30:27+00:00