It’s the First Day of School


  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 [...]

It’s the First Day of School2017-08-17T18:08:26+00:00

Composing Catchy Songs for Clients (that are therapeutic and effective too!)


I know it can be tricky composing songs for clients. We want the songs to be therapeutic and goal-oriented, but also catchy and engaging. (At least that's what I'm thinking of when I'm composing for kids!) Here are a few tips to get you started with writing songs for your clients: Repetition, repetition, repetition. When it comes [...]

Composing Catchy Songs for Clients (that are therapeutic and effective too!)2016-12-14T14:38:37+00:00

My Favorite Movement Song for Babies


  Monday mornings are my favorite. I know that doesn't sound believable, but it's true! On Mondays I spend my morning making music with babies and their parents or caregivers. I do in home individual sessions and then a large group session at the Brockway Memorial Library in Miami Shores. I love leading sessions for [...]

My Favorite Movement Song for Babies2015-11-04T14:49:16+00:00

Here Come the Holidays


It's December and I can feel the excitement for the holidays building! This is my favorite time of the year. I love the decorations, the holiday songs, the food, the get togethers ~ all of it! To spread a little holiday cheer, I want to share with you a brand new offering ~ a Holiday [...]

Here Come the Holidays2019-12-04T13:20:21+00:00

Variations on ‘Let’s Make Some Music’


Happy Thanksgiving Eve!! Thanksgiving is my new favorite holiday. I do my very best to go about my day in a state of gratitude and thankfulness, so this holiday is a perfect fit for me. (Oh and I LOVE turkey and apple pie! :) In today's blog, I want to share one of my favorite original [...]

Variations on ‘Let’s Make Some Music’2015-07-19T15:01:46+00:00

Music + Math in Therapy


Hello blog readers! This week I led a Mommy & Me at the Library Music Session at the Key Biscayne Library and boy did we have fun! We did a song story about baby animals, sang the blues with mini microphones, twirled with rainbow colored streamers, danced a country hoe-down with the parachute, and played [...]

Music + Math in Therapy2015-04-03T14:12:22+00:00

Wind, Wind


Sensory-based interventions are some of my favorite to incorporate into my music therapy sessions. Many of the children I work with who have special needs are also sensory-based learners. This means they learn about their world through their senses - sight, touch, hearing, even taste! Here is an original song I wrote to use in my sensory sessions [...]

Wind, Wind2015-04-08T00:36:26+00:00

Criss Cross Applesauce


I used to come into the classrooms at UCP's Early Beginnings Academy and I talk a LOT. "Okay everyone let's sit down in the circle." "Oh you have new shoes - awesome!" "Ok everyone sit down. Stop pulling her hair. Don't pick your nose. Come on let's all sit down!" This year, I am making [...]

Criss Cross Applesauce2013-02-13T13:08:37+00:00

Resources Galore!


Having four days off to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday was JUST what I needed. At UCP we are in full Holiday Show preparation mode and I feel like I am going a mile a minute. Can you relate?? It was nice to have a few days off to relax, catch up on sleep, and of [...]

Resources Galore!2018-09-23T19:04:53+00:00

We Are Spiders


I have to admit it does not feel much like Fall here in Miami! Yesterday we had a high of....what was it, 90? With weather like that you need a lot of pumpkin candles and cinnamon brooms to get in the mood for Fall! But Halloween is STILL my favorite Fall holiday. Last year, I [...]

We Are Spiders2019-09-28T19:01:19+00:00