social/emotional songs

Musical Hide & Seek


As April is winding down, so is the school year here at University of Miami (UM), where I've been teaching this past school year. It has been an incredible year and I have learned so, so much! I'm looking forward to the coming months, where I have a few major life changes coming down the [...]

Musical Hide & Seek2015-05-29T14:56:43+00:00

The Empathy Song


Empathy. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of empathy is: the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner. I decided to explore this [...]

The Empathy Song2018-05-13T18:57:38+00:00

Goodbye, So Long


No, not really! It's just the name of the newest release for my Saturday Song Share series! Hello and Goodbye Songs are an important part of my music therapy sessions for children with special needs. They are not necessarily right for all populations and settings, but for my children's groups, they provide structure and predictability, as well [...]

Goodbye, So Long2015-05-29T14:54:56+00:00

Say Hello and Shake Hands


It's time for another Saturday Song Share! Woot woot! Last week's song share was a High Five song (always a popular way to greet a friend!). Today's song share is another greeting song...this one encourages children to say hello and shake hands. This is one of my favorite original songs....I think because of the minor key. [...]

Say Hello and Shake Hands2019-01-30T19:38:57+00:00

Give a High Five


It's time for a Saturday Song Share! I've been sharing songs here and there, and today I'm super excited to start a new regular series for Wholesome Harmonies - Saturday Song Share! So mark your calendar and stay tuned. Here goes! Greeting songs are an important part of my music therapy sessions for children with [...]

Give a High Five2015-05-29T14:57:21+00:00

“How Are You?” – A Song about Feelings


Feelings are a very important topic for my students at UCP. Now that the children in the Kindergarten class can express how they're feeling, we hear "I'm mad!" or "That made me sad!" ALL day long. They're getting a lot of practice with expressing their feelings. Here's one of their favorite songs to sing during music [...]

“How Are You?” – A Song about Feelings2015-04-07T22:35:39+00:00