Musical Bingo: Cover Edition

Happy Summer Folks! I've been having the best summer ever working at a Creative Arts Therapy informed camp, and supervising an undergraduate music therapy intern.  I wanted to take a quick second to say, "Hey!" (because it's been a while) and also share with you a fun 'camp intervention' that I have used this summer! … Continue reading Musical Bingo: Cover Edition

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April – Service Trips in Music Therapy

Good Evening Folks,         This month on the blog, we will be exploring service projects with music therapy!  I had the privilege to speak with Amy Dunlap, MM, MT-BC about her experiences travelling abroad while practicing as a music therapist.         Amy is a master’s level music therapist who completed her studies at Ohio University … Continue reading April – Service Trips in Music Therapy

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)

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

Creating Space for Change

Season's Greetings! I come to you from a cozy corner of my house, wrapped in the warm glow and security of knowing classes resume in the new year (and not until then 🙂 ).  For the time being, I am recharging and making plans for 2017. In my first post (ages ago it seems!), I discussed my … Continue reading Creating Space for Change

November Theme – Cover Songs

Greetings! One of the main tenants of music therapy is that of recreation.  As music therapists, often we're mistaken as walking jukeboxes...  All jokes (and next year's Halloween costume) aside, recreating a song or musical experience is integral to our work in music therapy. Which leads me to "covers!" Usually when a musical artist recreates … Continue reading November Theme – Cover Songs

Children’s Songs With Movements

Salutations! As October has just about come to an end, we have just one last post for this month!  I took some time to come up with a movement song for every day of the week: Itsy Bitsy Spider This Little Piggy Round and Round the Garden (Goes the Teddy Bear) Ring Around the Rosie … Continue reading Children’s Songs With Movements