Finger plays, scarf songs, and blanket parachutes, oh my! Hello again, friends! Welcome back to part 2 of making music with your little ones. In my previous post which you can access here, I shared some of my favorite movement songs and songs that you can do with your loved ones using simple
Summertime and the living is bopping! Hey y'all, Danielle here again with another playlist to celebrate the sunny season! It's hard to believe we're over halfway through the year, and now that summer is officially here, I'm excited to share ten family friendly songs which will have you and your loved ones movin'
No instruments? No problem! Making your own music is a breeze with these fun websites! Hello again, Danielle here to show you just how easy it is for you and your loved ones of all ages to create your own music using these five interactive websites—NO downloads or instruments required and all 100%
Say hello to 2021 with these 10 groovy tunes! Hey y'all, Danielle here again! It's been a pretty wild year and we all deserve to celebrate the fact that we made it through—woohoo! Although we might have spent less time with our loved ones in-person than usual, I hope you've been able to
Adaptive lessons Just a quick review of adaptive lessons: Adaptive lessons are client centered and would be more appropriate for students with special needs. Students are not only able to learn the skill of playing an instrument or singing with better pacing, but they can also make progress in different areas through adaptive
Are you running out of ideas for positive expression this fall? I know this has been a tough year for everyone and we’re probably all feeling a little different about the holiday season this year. A few songs I have been using with students and adults to identify opportunities to celebrate for what
Hello everyone, welcome to another blog post! Today, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite winter/holiday themed interventions, as well as ways that you can adapt these interventions for your virtual sessions. I’ll also share the goals that you can target with these interventions as well! Build a Snowman This is an intervention that you
Exploring physical prompts for speech production Producing speech is a complex process that involves coordination between the diaphragm, vocal folds, jaw, lips, tongue, and more. Speaking requires motor skills that we must practice in order to learn, like riding a bike or shooting baskets (Marisette, 2016). Two of the most common developmental
Hello everyone, welcome to another blog post! It is October which officially means it is spooky season (and also one of my favorite times of the year)! As mentioned in some previous blog posts, using themes during your music therapy sessions is great for reality orientation and centering your session around a certain topic.
Looking for fun ways to work on participation and interaction with your music therapy group? Previously on the MTGO blog, we've covered making music with your little ones, an instrument scavenger hunt, and a free career-themed music therapy session plan. Today I'd like to share both templates and session-ready games that you can use