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Fall Music Therapy Services at TheraCare

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Happy September! We are so excited to be starting up our first Fall season at TheraCare Outpatient Services here in Springfield. We currently have several spots open for individual therapy or therapeutic music lessons as well as groups for both the … Continue reading

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Music Therapy Life Hack #4: Mega Guitar Picks

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Today’s post is all about these fabulous and giant guitar picks that I picked up a few (maybe 10!) years ago. I originally thought I would use them all the time. They are great for hands that need more than … Continue reading

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DIY Ocean Drums! Just in Time for Summer

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 We are officially one week into summer and the fun is in full swing! Part of my summer fun has been leading my first music therapy group at TheraCare. Each week at the end of our hour together, the children … Continue reading

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Summer Music Therapy Groups at TheraCare Outpatient Services

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I am thrilled to officially announce that music therapy will be part of the summer programs offered at TheraCare Outpatient Services here in Springfield! Musical instruments… live guitar music… dancing… singing… crafts…What better way to compliment therapy goals while the summer is out?! … Continue reading

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Thursday Therapy Tune is Back with My Favorite Goodbye Song of All Time!

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The Song: See Ya Later Alligator The Artist: ???? I have sung so many goodbye songs over the years, but there is one that I always have a fun time singing that never gets old. I wish I could tell … Continue reading

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4 Non-Musical Ways to Use the Drum

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This has been my busiest summer yet as a music therapist, and mostly because of the newest addition to the family, little J. Though this leaves less “me” time in my week, I am loving all of the “we” time which … Continue reading

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#MusicTherapy in Action: A Thursday Therapy Tune Special

In the spirit of Music Therapy Advocacy Month, I felt that sometimes it is best to see music therapy in action in order to understand it. Therefore, today’s Thursday Therapy Tune features an amazing young man I have grown to … Continue reading

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The Most Important Way to Use Music with Your Baby

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One of the things your baby enjoys most is the sound of your voice. Especially if you are mama, who baby heard first, your baby recognizes and enjoys hearing you speak. But baby also wants to hear you sing! Most people … Continue reading

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Don’t Let it Scare You! #MusicTherapy Won’t Bite!

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Halloween is just around the corner and I have been up to my eyeballs in music and interventions revolving around this “spooky” holiday. However, even though I have been singing about witches, ghosts and devils, there is not one part of my session … Continue reading

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The Most Versatile Drum You Can Own

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If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have one type of drum what would it be? I know for me, I wouldn’t hesitate to choose the paddle drum! Though I love my djembes and buffalo drums, they … Continue reading

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