I'm going to say it again, Teachers Pay Teachers is an absolute lifesaver! I was chatting with one of my friends who is a high school English teacher and she just hopped on the TPT bandwagon. She said to me "I spent thirty minutes trying to figure out margins for some visual, and then realized … Continue reading Solution-Focused Intervention Ideas
Another post about using dice in your sessions! I might just declare this week "Dice Week" because I am on a roll! (So much pun intended!) Have you ever utilized the website called Teachers Pay Teachers? If not, get on over there and take a gander at all of the amazing materials they have available. There … Continue reading “Listen & Roll” Freebie!
Oh Target, how I love thee.... My Target obsession is for another post, but for now I'd just like to say that I LOVE the Target dollar section! I know of many music therapists who share what they have found back and forth there, especially on Instagram. Finding cheap and colorful materials always gets my … Continue reading Activity Dice!
It's happening! Music Therapy Umbrella: The Podcast, is currently under construction and will hopefully be live within the next month or two. I am super excited about this project to connect other therapists with each other and to provide for the therapy community. Here are a few things I envision for this podcast: To be … Continue reading Podcast Coming Soon!
*Deep Breath* This is a BIG topic that I have been hesitant to dig into because I want to cover it in depth. However, this is one of my most passionate areas of music therapy that I want to talk about on this blog. This will end up being a series and I hope you … Continue reading Child-Centered Music Therapy Series, Post #1
Okay, let's dig into it. Process Notes. Charting. Progress Notes. DAP. SOAP. Yatta. Yatta. Yatta. They are called a lot of things and they really are very important. Often, your job dictates how they are to be completed and in what format as well. Keeping notes for sessions is not only an ethical standard of … Continue reading Tuesday Top 5 (TT5): Elements of Notes
I don't know if you have heard of the new NBC show called "Songland" but it's pretty amazing. It's a series where songwriters get their songs produced and recorded by popular artists. I'm guilty, I haven't watched it yet. BUT, I have thoroughly enjoyed one of the songs that came out of the show. One … Continue reading “Be Nice!” Intervention Idea
I have to be honest, I've been obsessively absorbing myself into as much literature about play therapy as I can. It's a speciality area that relates so well to music therapy and even more so when working with children. I've found that learning more about play therapy has drastically improved my music therapy skillset and … Continue reading “Lessons From The Playroom” Podcast!
I have an amazing sister-in-law who is a pro at finding old folk songbooks at Goodwills, Estate Sales, and sometimes even in those Little Free Libraries (I love those things!) These have been my go-to resources for finding new song material as most of them span a wide range of cultures and styles. One of … Continue reading Yay! Sheet Music! Now How Do I Make It An Intervention?
This is an intervention that was inspired by a few things. A client that I was working with had just gone on vacation to a lovely warm beach. I decided for her next session we would do a "reminiscing" intervention of beach time. Also, how can you not feel good after singing calypso, dreaming of … Continue reading Multi-Sensory Intervention- Summer Theme!