Looking to add some pumpkin spice into your November session plans? Our music therapy intern, Olivia Harrington has curated a diverse list of interventions to use in varying populations. Early Childhood We Are Thankful To the tune of “Are You Sleeping”, this rewrite is a perfect … Continue reading10 November Session Plan Ideas
Trigger Warning: Before you begin reading, please be aware this blog post contains material on self harm and suicide. I am observing a music therapy session where my supervisor is singing “The Calming Song” to a client. The lyrics go like this: Some of the … Continue readingMental Health of a Music Therapist
Looking for session planning inspiration? Recently our MT-BCs, Elise Scullin and Whitney Perry, have been having a lot of fun creating memory care session plans based on the events happening in the month! It has been a great way to not only provide reality orientation … Continue readingOctober Session Plan (Memory Care)
5 Ways to Advocate by Olivia Harrington A person enters the room with egg shakers rattling in their bag, a guitar strapped on their shoulder, scarves hanging from their music bag, and a large djembe hooked under their arm. This is what staff members, clients, … Continue readingMusic Therapy Advocacy
Looking for a fun way to start conversations about all of the unique things that we hear, see, touch, taste and smell? Check out James Riley’s 5 Senses song! A fun mindfulness technique to help kiddos explore what each sense really is, and identify 5 … Continue readingI Sense So Much!
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, one of our clients was kind enough to share a little bit about their own mental health journey. Meet Ashunti (Ash) Teasley, a 22 year old with a big heart and an important message. Whitney: Tell us a … Continue readingAshunti Teasley – My Mental Health Journey
We’re beginning a “Sharing Days” series, featuring resources, tips and tricks, songs, and more. This first intervention was inspired by a multi-sensory experience course by Marie Miller from Rhythm & Strings, LLC & Creative Therapy Umbrella. “There Once Was a Goose” was written by our … Continue readingThere Once Was a Goose
David McCauley is the Co-Director and an Artist at the Void Projects. He is the Founder of the Rise Up Gallery and the Laundromat Art Space. He is also an Ambassador for the Impossible Dream Project. David is an accomplished artist, and he loves music, too. … Continue readingMusician Spotlight: Meet David!
For our very first client spotlight, Music Therapy St. Pete is incredibly proud to honor one of our most dedicated adaptive music lesson students. Katilyn has been playing piano with Music Therapy St. Pete since 2017, and has now begun playing violin, too. She simply … Continue readingClient Spotlight: Meet Kaitlyn!
Meet an amazing music therapist, Mrs. Kaela Funke-Stahlhut, MT-BC! Kaela received her undergraduate degree from Drury University in Springfield, MO in Music Therapy and Spanish. She then went on to intern with Music Therapy St. Pete, LLC during the 2019-2020 school year. Kaela finished her internship with … Continue readingMeet our team: Kaela!