License to Hum: Holiday Tunes

“Is it too early for Christmas music?”

“Dear artists who release holiday albums today: I HATE YOU”

“I’m downloading this Christmas album, when is it appropriate to begin listening to it?”

There’s no doubt about it, the holidays are coming! I’ve watched my various social media streams become full of comments about holiday music, and I will admit, […]

By |October 25th, 2011|Blog|2 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

Building a Rhythm Band on a Budget

Music has some pretty awesome super powers. It can get your child to interact, play, smile, move, regulate emotions, and open gateways for communication.

The ability of music to generate these actions in children with autism or other disabilities is part of why it is so effective! While I would love the ability to live in […]

By |June 20th, 2011|Blog|7 Comments

Match Your Voice

One of my favorite areas to address in work with my clients is speech! This may have to do with my being a singer, but I love to make the chewy faces, to get my clients singing at the top of their lungs, and the giggles that tend to result from how silly we all […]

By |January 12th, 2011|Blog|3 Comments

Adding Music to Your Child’s Daily Routine

One of the wonderful things about music is that is travels. You can have CDs, MP3 players, small instruments, and your voice! An excellent way to help music travel is to use it throughout your day so that your child become accustomed to it’s presence, as well as benefits from it’s naturally soothing effects on […]

By |October 22nd, 2010|Blog|0 Comments