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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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Fall Favorites to Sing with Older Adults

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Fall is here and soon the leaves will be falling! I love this time of year and have been collecting various “Fall Time” songs to use with groups since I was an undergrad  years ago. Whether you are wanting to … Continue reading

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12 Perfect Songs for the Ukulele

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Not one…not two… you get 12 Thursday Therapy Tunes this week! Summer is coming at us fast and that means it’s time to pull out the ukuleles! Though they are fun to use any time of year, I usually don’t spend … Continue reading

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Macklemore in Therapy: A Thursday Therapy Tune Artist Highlight

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Each week I have the privilege of working with a group of teenagers in drug and alcohol recovery. Majority of these kids listen to rap and hip hop, and unfortunately many of their favorite artists glorify drug use in their lyrics. … 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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A Thursday Therapy Tune From Germany

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The Song: Lili Marlene The Artist: Marlene Dietrich One of the best parts of my week is working with my groups at the assisted living facilities here in town. Reminiscence is a big part of our time together, and what … Continue reading

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Thursday Therapy “Thanksgiving” Tunes: Food Favorites!

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner and that means it is time for two things: Giving Thanks and Food! Today’s post is focused on the latter. There are numerous songs about food, but when it comes to Thanksgiving these are definitely … Continue reading

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A Patient Favorite Thursday Therapy Tune: A New Spin on an Old Classic

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Working as a music therapist in a hospital, I encounter a lot of patients and sing a lot of songs. I couldn’t even begin to guess how many different songs I perform each week. Usually songs change from day to … Continue reading

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Beyond the Monster Mash: The Ultimate Halloween Song List!

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If you are wondering what songs to use for your Halloween fun look no further! From the 1930s up to the present, these hit songs cover a wide range of Halloween topics and musical genres. Zombies, Witches, Werewolves and more, … Continue reading

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The Best “Moon” Songs to Sing with #OlderAdults

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There have been so many different types of moons this year! With super moons over the summer, the harvest moon in September, and the most recent blood moon this week, it got me in the mood to sing songs all about … Continue reading

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