teens

{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

Add This To Your Session If You Finish Too Soon

2019-11-05T16:32:56+00:00

Tell me if you can relate to this scenario: You're in a music therapy session with your tween or teen clients. Everything's been going great. You finish your last musical experience, look at the clock, and realize you still have ten minutes until the end of the session. Yikes! Have you been there too? Have [...]

Add This To Your Session If You Finish Too Soon2019-11-05T16:32:56+00:00

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

To Use Recorded Music in Music Therapy…or To Not Use Recorded Music?

2019-06-29T13:57:54+00:00

I have a confession to make... Ready for it? I used to be kind of a snob when it came to using recorded music in my sessions. As a board certified music therapist, I am a firm believer that we have a unique skill set that sets us apart from other music professionals. We play [...]

To Use Recorded Music in Music Therapy…or To Not Use Recorded Music?2019-06-29T13:57:54+00:00

Looking For The Top Pop Songs This Week?

2019-07-18T15:42:56+00:00

I'm ashamed to admit this, but... I used to be a huge Backstreet Boys fan. I mean HUGE. One of those embarrassing fans. I knew all of the guys' birthdays, their favorite foods, and the kind of car they drove. My best friend and I spent hours making collages of their faces on our binders [...]

Looking For The Top Pop Songs This Week?2019-07-18T15:42:56+00:00

Here’s why I’m still watching American Idol…17 years later

2019-07-18T15:59:54+00:00

"Raise your hand if you're an American Idol fan!" Anyone? I said this at a recent session with a group of middle schoolers and they just stared back at me. I think I heard actual crickets. Apparently AI is't cool anymore?! Even if it's not still cool, I'm still watching. Want to know why? A [...]

Here’s why I’m still watching American Idol…17 years later2019-07-18T15:59:54+00:00

Had To Have High, High Hopes

2020-01-14T18:29:12+00:00

Earlier this week I had one of those really great session days. Everything flowed, my students were totally engaged, and I got great feedback from the teachers and students alike. I had brought in some New Year's-themed interventions, which is how I like to start each new year with my school-age and teen clients. I [...]

Had To Have High, High Hopes2020-01-14T18:29:12+00:00

Pop Song Mini-Packs: stay on top of what’s new in pop

2018-10-24T15:23:49+00:00

One of my main goals here at Wholesome Harmonies is to connect with and support other like-minded professionals. In particular, music therapists, music teachers and special ed teachers who work with tween and teen clients. The #1 thing I hear from y'all when you reach out to me (which I LOVE!) is that you enjoy the [...]

Pop Song Mini-Packs: stay on top of what’s new in pop2018-10-24T15:23:49+00:00