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A Day at the Circus

A circus is a company of performers that may include clowns, acrobats, trained animals, trapeze acts, musicians, hoopers, tightrope walkers, jugglers, unicyclists, balloon sculpting, stilt walking, ribbon twirling, fire eating and the circus band all in the one act!...

Independence Day

Happy Independence Day! This is a great themed session. It centers around the American Flag. It chalked full of traditional American songs and facts about the American flag. Songs that your residents' know well. Watch the smiles on your their faces as they sing-a-long...

Mother’s Day

Mother's Day Songs for Mom M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means The World To Me) - Howard Johnson and Theodore Morse Mother & Child Reunion - Paul Simon I Want a Girl - Harry Von Tilzer Coat of Many Colours - Dolly Parton Ma! He's Making Eyes At Me - Sidney Clare and...

Flowers

Beautiful Flowers Here's a simple video on how to make beautifully large paper flowers. This activity could easily be done as a group with each person contributing or as a demonstration. Music Activities Discussion: Theme of gardens, planting them, and every thing...

Apple Pie & Home

Apple Activity Make some Crockpot Applesauce. Here's a simple, easy video on how to make it. Music and Discussion Suggestions In the Garden - Charles Austin Miles It is National Apple Pie Day on May 13th, and on October 21st is National Apple Day. It’s considered...

Calendar Themes

1-New Years Day 2-National Science Fiction Day 3-National Fruitcake Toss Day 4-National Trivia Day 5-National Bird Day 10-National Save the Eagles Day 13-National Rubber Ducky Day 13-National Stephen Foster Memorial Day 14-National Dress up Your Pet Day 15-National...

March is Sing with Your Child Month

March symbolizes rebirth and growth, and it reminds us that our children of our most precious resource. To celebrate the importance of making music with children, and since March is Sing with your Child Month, I have included a list of fun activities you can do with...

A Wonderous Day For Boo At The Zoo

Saturday, Oct. 17th, we participated in the Boo at the Zoo event. It was a fun-filled, candy-packed day of excitement! There were so many amazing kids and parents all dressed up in amazing costumes. My family and I had costumes in Alice in Wonderland style. Our tent...

A Quote To Change Your Life

A Quote To Change Your Life A quote from Oprah Winfrey, "The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams." This is my post for Week #3 of the #MusicTherapyBlogger Challenge hosted by Julie Palmieri at Serenade Designs. Thank you Julie for...

Just Keep Rollin’ – Just Keep Rollin’

I am rollin' right along here in the #MusicTherapyBlogger Challenge hosted by Julie Palmieri at Serenade Designs. For Week #2, I chose to share my rolling bag that I use everyday. Just keep rollin' - Just keep rollin'! In my work as a Music Therapist, I travel from...

Presentation Requests

I am participating in the #MusicTherapyBlogger Challenge, hosted by Julie Palmeiri at Serenade Designs. The first question posed has to do with questions I hear within my work as a music therapist. I'm answering the question, "Can you speak for our group...for free?"...

Today's blog is on adaptive guitar using a slide. I use open tuning to a G, and a slide. I have put all my tips into a handy cheat sheet you can download HERE. I like to create successful experiences for my clients. The guitar can be difficult to master. With that,...

Have you ever had clients tell you they wish they could have a Christmas do over? Or, is the holiday season something they wish they could just skip altogether because of certain traditions, bad experiences, or incongruent values? Does the holiday season bring about...

AMTA Conference 2014 Review

Guitten Conference booth at AMTA 2014, Louisville, KY In review of the AMTA Annual Music Therapy Conference in Louisville, KY in November, 2014, I thought it was an amazing conference! This was the first time the Guittens (patent pending) came out to play in the real...

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