I liked the episode “Laughter in Music Therapy and With Young Children” from the podcast …in their words, published by Imagine. Kalani Das, MT-BC, prepared a piece about the role laughter and humor play in music therapy. One of my biggest goals for myself as a music therapist is to provide an environment where laughter and [...]
I finally re-strung my guitar with silk and steel strings. I’ve been playing steel strings since I’ve been playing guitar, and find that I’d like some subtler sound. I’d like a classical guitar with nylon strings, but, actually, I’d rather get another instrument before another guitar. A ukelele would be fantastic. It just so happens [...]
As I am now working almost entirely with children, both neurotypical and those with special needs, I am in search of more resources, relevant material, and tools. I drive a lot. When I drive, I love to listen to a variety of podcasts. Over the past couple of days I’ve been listening to the podcast …in [...]
Earlier this month, some of my music therapist friends got together for another of our monthly meetings. Unfortunately, I did not attend the meeting because I didn’t feel well. But, at this meeting, everyone (myself included) prepared some thoughts on a music therapy research piece or article of their choice. The article I chose to [...]
I have another presentation coming up in the future: Next week, I will be presenting to a group of occupational and speech therapists on the benefits of music therapy for children with special needs. I am thrilled about this opportunity, and will elaborate on it in the next few days. I will also write about [...]
On Tuesday I was surprised with an iPad 2. That night, I proceeded to install several apps. I haven’t yet used any apps with any clients, but I hope to start doing so on a regular basis next week. Tomorrow I begin my work with a couple of classes of children at a daycare. Though [...]
One of my new followers on Twitter a few weeks ago was The Coffee Klatch, and though the description seemed applicable to music therapy and my interests, I didn’t investigate too much until the day before last when I saw a tweet about their upcoming podcast guest being a doctor who specializes in the care [...]
For Valentine’s Day, I received to my surprise a gorgeous iPad 2, complete with a red leather case. Tonight I installed around 15 apps, all useful for my work. I am so excited I’m not so sure I can sleep tonight. I probably should, though.
I do not listen to music very often. I much prefer filling my space when I’m alone with the sound of TV in another room, or NPR downstairs, or more likely one of the many podcasts I love. I know. I’m a musician. I’m a music therapist. I should live and breathe music. I’ll tell [...]
A glimpse of The Culture of My Next Endeavors: and some Greg and Steve as well as Hap Palmer Music for Children, not to forget Listen and Learn.