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
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
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
Free Career-Themed Music Therapy Session Plan for Telehealth! 5 Intervention Ideas for Teens and Adults We know it can be hard to come up with fresh ideas and materials during what feels like week 1,000 of telehealth and distance learning. Previously on the MTGO blog, we've shared intervention ideas for Making Music with
10 Tips for Challenging Behavior Recently, I had the opportunity to collaborate with a Behavior Intervention Specialist to create a song to help various school professionals, including new staff, remember tips to dealing with challenging behaviors. It is always helpful to review how to handle behaviors and use the resources of other
"Found" Instruments an At-Home Scavenger Hunt Hi all, Kaitlyn here! As we are entering what feels like year 3 of being at home, I've been thinking about ways to make the most of time at home. I know as a music therapist I am missing make music with my students and
One of the songs I play most often in music therapy sessions is “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” as recorded by The Tokens in 1961. This is one of those rare songs that isn’t limited to a specific age group or population, which makes it very versatile for music therapists, related professionals, and families.
When the going gets tough, the tough get... singing! Hi everyone, it's Danielle here with MTGO! Do you remember what it was like navigating the world as an adolescent? A period in your life most likely marked by enormous growth, combined with the unavoidable struggles and stressors of simply growing up? Sometimes when