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
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!
Writing songs is easy! This simple technique uses the 12-bar blues pattern. These chord changes can be dressed up in countless ways, but the basic progression, written in Roman numerals, plays: I I I I – IV IV I I – V IV I I. … Continue readingSimple Blues Songwriting