session ideas

How To Use Rap Tracks When Your Clients Have Lost Focus

2019-10-17T12:31:31+00:00

Every other Sunday, I drive up a palm tree-lined road to the Chabad Center of Kendall to facilitate sessions for Friendship Circle Miami. I've worked with Friendship Circle since 2010 and it's one of my favorite programs to work with. This past week something very interesting happened in one of the sessions. I had just [...]

How To Use Rap Tracks When Your Clients Have Lost Focus2019-10-17T12:31:31+00:00

Combining Music + Art: A Hawaiian Theme for Elementary Students

2019-10-17T12:28:16+00:00

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 [...]

Combining Music + Art: A Hawaiian Theme for Elementary Students2019-10-17T12:28:16+00:00

So Many Spring Scents

2019-10-12T20:27:55+00:00

When you live in Miami, one season tends to blend right in to the next. Winter feels like Spring and Spring feels like Summer. Nonetheless, I like to acknowledge the change of seasons in my sessions. Thus, I have a ton of ideas in store for my Spring-themed sessions next week. I work at a [...]

So Many Spring Scents2019-10-12T20:27:55+00:00

Need to Target Auditory Perception Skills? Add One Instruction To Your Instrument Songs.

2019-02-20T19:05:53+00:00

Valentine's Day is just around the bend. With that theme in mind I've been incorporating lots of "love"- and friendship-themed songs into my sessions: "Love Story" by Taylor Swift, "Rhythm of Love" by the Plain White T's and "Count on Me" by Bruno Mars. Although I'll be the first to admit that it's fun to [...]

Need to Target Auditory Perception Skills? Add One Instruction To Your Instrument Songs.2019-02-20T19:05:53+00:00

Spooky Music Listening for School-Age Students

2019-10-06T18:50:10+00:00

I prepared a spooky music listening session for my school-age kiddos this week and I'm EXCITED about it! My goals for the students in these classes are: To improve auditory perception skills (ie. listening skills) To improve sustained attention And, to practice using adjectives (one of the goals shared by their teachers) These goals, paired [...]

Spooky Music Listening for School-Age Students2019-10-06T18:50:10+00:00

A Camping We Will Go…With Our Senses

2020-06-28T20:32:07+00:00

I just returned home from a lovely trip to Boston with my little one for a family get together. The weather was beyond beautiful and we enjoyed some delicious BBQs in the backyard. Now that I'm home, I'm ready to wrap up the little camping series I started two weeks ago. You can catch up [...]

A Camping We Will Go…With Our Senses2020-06-28T20:32:07+00:00

A Camping We Will Go…Some More!

2020-06-28T20:26:05+00:00

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, [...]

A Camping We Will Go…Some More!2020-06-28T20:26:05+00:00

Amp Up Your Work on Auditory Perception Skills

2018-07-21T00:16:31+00:00

It's been a while since I've been on the blog to write! My family went on a Spring Break trip at the end of March (to St. Pete Beach and to see "real" mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs!) and I've been playing catch up ever since we returned. But, I am very happy to be [...]

Amp Up Your Work on Auditory Perception Skills2018-07-21T00:16:31+00:00

How to Make the Nutcracker Cool

2019-12-18T17:00:09+00:00

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 [...]

How to Make the Nutcracker Cool2019-12-18T17:00:09+00:00

Game Show Network-Inspired Musical Games for the Holidays

2019-12-07T19:17:45+00:00

If you follow my blog (and E-Book series), you know I love a good musical game. As soon as I mention we're playing a "game" at the start of a session, I immediately have my clients hooked and excited. Musical games are great in that you can sneak in work on lots of different goal [...]

Game Show Network-Inspired Musical Games for the Holidays2019-12-07T19:17:45+00:00