Tree Sessions

Tree Sessions Spring is a time of great awakening for the Earth. It is a magical time when the barren trees start to grow leaves and wildflowers sprout from the ground. This is a great opportunity to plan sessions around topics related to the Earth. For Early Childhood populations, or clients who suffer from cognitive … Continue reading Tree Sessions

St. Patrick’s Day (and other holidays)

Greetings All, One easy way to organize a theme is around a holiday.  Whether that holiday is well known (3/17--St. Patrick's Day), or perhaps a little more obscure (3/25--Greek Independence Day), a holiday theme can be a way to focus a session on something concrete.  This can provide a narrow focus for a clinician who … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day (and other holidays)

Reharmonization Project

Hello Musicians! This month we are covering some topics under the umbrella of the genre Jazz. So let’s review for a minute. In my first post, I explained a little bit about HOW Jazz harmonization is derived from traditional triads. I did this by sharing a project I saw on a youtube tutorial, reharmonizing the … Continue reading Reharmonization Project

Jazz Roots and Improvisation

Before we can move forward talking about Jazz--let's acknowledge where it came from.  We chose Jazz as our monthly theme because February is Black History Month, and Jazz is a genre that has deep roots in African American culture.  When one considers any art form that is steeped in culture, as Jazz is, it is one's … Continue reading Jazz Roots and Improvisation

Interview With Jazz Musician: Kevin Johnson

Welcome to week 2 of our February theme: Jazz music! Today I would like to address the subject of why we should be using this genre in clinical practice. We are at a very interesting turning point for music therapy as far as jazz music is concerned. Patient preferred music is often most beneficial for … Continue reading Interview With Jazz Musician: Kevin Johnson

February Theme – All That Jazz

Hello Musicians! Welcome to the month of February! With only 28 days in the dead of winter, this month tends to feel a whole longer than it is. Unfortunately, it will not be nearly long enough to thoroughly cover our new theme, which is the music genre JAZZ! We will be sharing tips and strategies … Continue reading February Theme – All That Jazz