The Best of Listen & Learn

by Rachel on September 19, 2009

In honor of being named today’s “Blog of Note” by the awesome team at Blogger, I have compiled a list of the posts that I think best represent Listen & Learn Music. A Cliff Notes of sorts for first-time visitors, and a walk down memory lane for those of you who have supported this blog since it’s creation in September 2008. Let’s start at the very beginning…

9/4/08: An Introduction
My very first post, which tells the story behind Listen & Learn.

10/10/08: A New Friday Tradition
“Friday Faves” are still going strong. This was the inaugural one.

10/26/08: Up Close and Personal
Here, I share a little-known (non music-therapy) side of myself.

11/4/08: You Can Vote However You Like
A fun reflection on Election Day, including a fab video.

11/20/08: Turkey Dinner Dance
This song (and dance!) might just stir a Thanksgiving craving.

12/17/09: The Other Eight Reindeer
My nod to Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen.

1/30/09: Three Blue Pigeons
How I was able to reach a little boy with autism through a simple song.

2/23/09: Off to School Today
An upbeat tune all about going to school. School is cool!

4/20/09: Office Space
A photo tour of my home office and studio in its beginnings.

5/28/09: Bells are for Shaking
One of the many songs I’ve written specifically for the instruments we play.

6/25/09: I Heart Taylor Swift
Doesn’t everyone? Especially after the whole Kanye West/VMAs debacle.

7/14/09: Help Me, Help Them
A video I made to spread the word about my Kickstarter project.

8/4/09: On the Disney Channel
Hannah Montana? Check. Jonas Brothers? Check. The whole gang’s here.

9/4/09: Listen & Learn Turns 1
This post rounds out the past year in review as my blog celebrates its birthday!

Do you have a favorite post you’ve read or song you’ve heard here at Listen & Learn? I’d love to know about it. In the meantime, I am still reeling from the amazing bestowment of “Blog of Note” and 1,200+ visitors I’ve had today! Thanks to each and every one of you for sharing a few minutes of your day with me :)

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Escapist September 19, 2009 at 6:18 am

NICE :-)


obiavi September 19, 2009 at 9:52 am

cool blog


Nezzy September 19, 2009 at 8:36 pm

I wanted to give you a big CONGRATULATIONS on your blog of note. Have a fantastic weekend!!!


Bonnie September 19, 2009 at 10:56 pm

Hi Rachel! What a great blog, and a great job you have! Wow I didn't realise you could use music for autism therapy! That's fantastic! I have added your blog to my reading list! :-)


Rxalel Ariabelle September 20, 2009 at 12:20 am

I totally love your cause! I am way into psychology and compose my own music so I can really relate to almost everything here. Way cool! I am definately following THIS blog!


sphan September 20, 2009 at 3:17 am



misssable September 20, 2009 at 3:21 am

Glad I found your blog! I'm a student in Speech therapy and I'm interested to read more about how music can be used in treatment! Thanks!


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