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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

Words Are Scary

Words don’t cut it.

As someone who writes a good bit, it takes a lot of guts for me to say it, but it’s the truth: Words don’t cut it.

This is one of the reasons that I am a music therapist, as opposed to a more traditional counselor.

Words aren’t good enough: Some people don’t have words. […]

By |September 27th, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

Yourself: The Person you Forgot to Care For

I work with a lot of amazing people. Parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and (last but not least) administrators. They all lead stressful lives, organizing care and support for their loved ones, but who gives them support?

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting a father who (with his family) cares […]

By |September 8th, 2011|Blog|3 Comments

Music Therapy 101: Finding the Music Therapist for You

Welcome to the third post in the Music Therapy 101 for the Newly Diagnosed series. Be sure to check out my other posts in the series and comment with any thoughts or questions.

Now that you know that music therapy is something you want to explore for your child, how do you go about finding a […]

By |September 1st, 2011|Blog|1 Comment

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

Series: Easy Tips for Using Music at Home

Parents use music with their children all the time! I don’t know of any parents who never sang, rocked, or hummed to their child at some point in time. The plethora of children’s shows on television makes finding songs to use with your children easy, but have you ever made music with your child without […]

By |July 14th, 2011|Blog|4 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

Summer Scheduling Made Smooth

Since school finished for the year, the most common worry I’ve heard from families that I work with, as well as those that I don’t , is scheduling. School provides a great deal of structure, but what happens when that is suddenly gone for two-three months in the middle of the year?

Camps: This isn’t a […]

By |July 5th, 2011|Blog|0 Comments