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Music Therapy: Beneficial for the Entire Family

One of the highlights of providing music therapy for hospice patients is the opportunity to hear the role music has played throughout the course of a patient's life.  It seems like everyone has some connection to music - be it singing in the church choir, playing in the school band, or singing songs in the [...]

2018-11-19T22:01:00+00:00Hospice, Interventions, Reflections|Comments Off on Music Therapy: Beneficial for the Entire Family

Play a Drum, Hug a Tree

Being a fan of nature, conservation, and eco-friendly lifestyle choices, I’m pretty excited for Earth Day on April 22! Though I usually don’t do any special sessions, I thought about adding some Earth Day excitement into my music therapy practice this year. When I was brainstorming, here’s what I came up with (think mostly kid’s [...]

2016-02-24T18:54:02+00:00Interventions, Repertoire|Comments Off on Play a Drum, Hug a Tree

Getting the Creative Juices Flowing

Today when I went to work, I had been sick for 2 weeks, and felt like I had no creative juices left. I had two groups to plan for—both were higher functioning adults with disabilities. I absolutely love these groups because the sky is the limit for what I can ask them to accomplish. They [...]

2018-11-19T22:01:00+00:00Interventions, Reflections|Comments Off on Getting the Creative Juices Flowing

New Song to Try in Summer Music Therapy Sessions

I recently discovered Laurie Berkner, after a client’s family recommended her to me. She has so many great children’s songs and videos! I think music therapists could utilize her music in sessions, as I have been this summer. One of the songs I particularly like is “Walk Along the River”, which you can view below. [...]

2018-11-19T22:01:00+00:00Interventions, Repertoire|Comments Off on New Song to Try in Summer Music Therapy Sessions