I Am Not Perfect

Being a therapist does not make me perfect. In fact, the thought that I should be immune to the difficulties of every day life makes me laugh frequently.

And yes, I’ve actually had to have that conversation before.

One of the benefits of being a therapist, however, is that through my work, I’ve learned to be very […]

By |October 11th, 2011|Blog|4 Comments

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting Music Therapy or Lessons

The cat is out of the bag: I teach lessons in addition to my work as a music therapist.

Currently, I teach piano and guitar to a variety of students who amaze me each and every week, but I also hope to add voice to the mix when the interest arises (especially since it is my […]

By |October 4th, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

Key Changes is a Year Old | a look at the goals

Today marks the end of Key Changes Music Therapy Services first year in operation.

What a ride it has been. I’ve worried, I’ve cried, I’ve panicked, I’ve wanted to quit. I’ve gotten really excited, I’ve worked hard, I’ve been enthusiastic, I’ve made some pretty far-fetched projections.

In the early days of my blogging, I compared having a […]

By |August 18th, 2011|Blog|2 Comments

Goal Setting’s Forgotten Step

We’ve all seen the goal setting worksheets before. They are decorated with ladders, or roads with pit stops, or steps, or some other combination of supposedly encouraging and affirming imagery.

While these are great, and I’ve used them a thousand times to break down seemingly insurmountable tasks, did you know that they are incomplete?

The reality is […]

By |August 16th, 2011|Blog|4 Comments

Easy Tips for Using Music at Home- Rhythm Sticks

Welcome to the final video in the series, Easy Tips for Using Music at Home! I’ve really enjoyed making this videos, and I hope that you have enjoyed watching them! Remember, leave comments here, or on my YouTube channel!
I’d love to hear from you if you have questions, success stories, or even suggestions about a […]

By |August 2nd, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

What is in your Back Up Bin?

All too often, things do not go our way.

I am writing this on Wednesday, and I just sat down at my computer to edit the video on Rhythm Sticks that was due to go out today (Thursday. I booted up my laptop, opened Camtasia, imported the video file, clicked play, and discovered I was blue.

Think […]

By |July 28th, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

Easy Tips for Using Music at Home- Xylophone

Welcome to the third video in my easy tips series! I hope you have been enjoying the series and have tried using some of my tips at home. Don’t hesitate to leave your comments below!

Today, I’m styling on the xylophone and showing you my top secret method for making sure that every note you or […]

By |July 25th, 2011|Blog|3 Comments

How to Find a Music Therapist- A Vignette

As you are sitting in the speech therapist’s waiting room, pretending to read yet another US Weekly, your attention wanders between the clock, thinking of what to cook for dinner, and snippets of the conversations going on around you. As you drift from one thing to another, suddenly your attention focuses on a conversation that […]

By |July 11th, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

Your Secret Tool for High Powered Parenting

Parenting is a lot of work on it’s own.The to-do lists never end, as well as the worrying about if what you are doing is right. Parents a child with special needs adds even more onto the list, but there is a way that you can roll a lot of goals into one activity!

Several of […]

By |July 8th, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

Announcing: Your Guide to Early Professional Success

I’ve been trying to build the suspense. I’ve slipped a few times discussing what I was working on, but I don’t think I gave away too many details.

I’ve been sitting on this now for nearly three whole weeks, and if you know me, you know that is a big deal.

That is why I am absolutely […]

By |June 28th, 2011|Blog|0 Comments