March 2009

Spring Snow

March 30, 2009

When the forecast called for snow this weekend, I laughed it off. After all, it’s spring…right? It rained all day long on Saturday, and by late evening the temperature had dropped considerably. Maybe the weatherman was right after all? Sure enough, when I woke up early on Sunday morning, I looked outside to see approximately […]

Friday Fave: My Piano

March 27, 2009

Can I tell you a story? It’s about a girl and her piano. The piano came long before the girl did…it belonged to her mother, and what a prized posession it was. The piano was the centerpiece of the living room, and a source of endless entertainment for the girl even when she was very […]

The New Digs

March 25, 2009

I’ve talked about it enough, so I thought it would only be fair to share with you – my lovely readers – the place where I’ll be doing most of my composing, recording, and blogging. I still have some work left to do (I’m waiting on an area rug and there are pictures to be […]

Eat Your Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

March 24, 2009

Growing up, I despised breakfast. I didn’t like eating in the morning, and I could hardly stand most breakfast foods. It wasn’t until high school that I willingly ate breakfast, which usually consisted of a granola bar and Capri Sun during my first-hour latin class. Now I’ll eat just about any breakfast food (though I […]

Friday Fave: The First Day of Spring!

March 20, 2009

I must start this Friday post with an apology – I’ve been a bad blogger this week :( But I promise I have a good excuse; I have been moving all week, and that has used up almost all of my energy. Actually, there’s no “almost” about it…I am completely drained, both mentally and physically. […]

Cleaning Up

March 16, 2009

Good morning! It’s Monday, but hey, we’ll make the best of it :) I had a wonderful trip to Chicago – the parade was packed with people but the weather and the atmosphere definitely made it worthwhile. It was so nice to spend time with our friends, and my husband’s awards banquet was super fun […]

Friday Fave: My New House!

March 13, 2009

Okay, okay…I know this is not music-related, but it’s hard to think about much else right now! After our closing yesterday (which went very smoothly), we went straight to our new house and began unloading box after box of stuff. I finally got to open all of our wedding gifts and put them away in […]


March 11, 2009

There’s a student at Hope named Jermaine. Jermaine is probably the most enthusiastic student I see all week, both at school and in private practice. In fact, his clapping was so enthusiastic that his teachers asked him to tap his knees instead, so that his peers weren’t distracted during music therapy. Jermaine absolutely loves music, […]

Ten Little Shamrocks

March 10, 2009

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, so today I thought we’d count shamrocks. If you’re a regular here at Listen & Learn, you should be very familiar with this tune by now. But if you’re new, welcome! Won’t take you long to catch on to this simple tune. It’s counting time, so off […]

Boys and Girls: We’re All Equal

March 9, 2009

Did you know that March is Women’s History Month? Well I didn’t, until a teacher brought it to my attention at the end of February. I did a little research, and discovered that Women’s History Month traces its roots back to the first International Women’s Day, which was celebrated in 1911. In 1981, Congress passed […]

Friday Fave:

March 6, 2009

Good morning, everyone! I hope you are well on this beautiful Friday. It’s been another short week, and amazingly it is already time for Friday Faves. As always, I am very excited about today’s feature, website I discovered a couple weeks ago and have been a little addicted to ever since. allows you to […]

Be Still, My Heart

March 6, 2009

If my heart was filled with one more ounce of pride this morning, it would have burst all over the Senior 1 classroom. I know, I know, not a good image…but it’s true! The warm weather must have gotten to everyone in that room, including me, because the overall mood during music therapy was positively […]

What Else Do I Need?

March 5, 2009

If you live in the midwest, you are no stranger to the fact that the weather can fluctuate radically on a daily basis. We started the week in the 30s, and today and tomorrow we’re expecting 60-degree temperatures. I’m definitely not complaining about the warm-up, but sometimes it’s a little difficult to keep up! Today […]

My Address

March 4, 2009

If you’ve been reading my blog for the last month or so, then you already know that I am moving soon. I’ve had to tell people or write down my new address several times this week, and I keep mixing it up with my current address or just forgetting it altogether. I am not a […]

The People I See

March 3, 2009

Meeting new people can be difficult, whether you are a young child or a full-fledged adult. I’ve been a shy person all my life, so I still struggle with this at times. But for a child with a disability, especially autism, a new person can be very overwhelming and even a little scary. Today’s song […]

Ode to Joy…

March 1, 2009

…muppet style. A fellow music educator sent this to me via Facebook, and I just had to share it with you. Meep meep!

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