February 2010

Sunday Singalong: Sunny Day

February 28, 2010

Finally! There’s no doubt about the excitement my students, fellow staff, and I have felt this past week each time we’ve sung the “Sunny Day” song. After a seemingly endless winter of gray, dreary days, the sun is a much-welcomed change of scenery…we’re just hoping it sticks around! This week, I borrowed my mom’s Flip […]

{List}en & Learn

February 27, 2010

I’m a list-maker.  I usually have at least two or three lists going at once: on my phone (I love the app “A Check List” for the iPhone), in my planner, and on a piece of notepad paper.  Not to mention the stacks of lists I’ve made containing ideas and future plans that have their […]

Friday Fave: The Magic of iMovie

February 26, 2010

I know you’ll find this hard to believe, but it’s true: this Friday Fave is devoted to yet another piece of Apple technology.  Again, let me remind you that I am in no way compensated for my frequent Apple/Mac related posts; I just really, really love their products :) iMovie is a part of the […]

Slow and In Control

February 25, 2010

My students are movers and shakers, in every sense of the phrase. Walk into any classroom and you’ll see that for yourself, trust me! While this can definitely be a positive thing when it comes time to do some sort of physical activity, it can also be a distraction during structured physical tasks (like carrying […]

Who is Green in Color and 150 Feet Tall?

February 23, 2010

Why, Lovely Lady Liberty, of course!  When one of my consult clients requested a custom song about the Statue of Liberty for her daughter, I jumped at the chance.  Having just returned from New York City, I felt inspired by this famous landmark and couldn’t wait to pen a song about the it.  My plan […]

SleepPhones, Superiors & Songs…Oh My!

February 22, 2010

First things first: it’s time to announce the winner of the SleepPhones Giveaway!  (I used random.org to select a random number from the list of comments.)  That lucky person….drum roll, please…is musicsparks!  Congratulations to you, and a big thank you to the rest of you for entering.  Don’t forget, you can receive $5 off your […]

Friday Fave: Erfurt Music Resource

February 19, 2010

I’m assuming that since you’re here at Listen & Learn, you are probably interested in music therapy, music education, or just music in general.  If that is the case, then you’ll definitely want to stop by the Erfurt Music Resource, a new website created by my friend and fellow music therapist, Michelle Erfurt.  Read as […]

Giveaway: SleepPhones

February 18, 2010

Many of my favorite blogs offer periodic giveaways to their loyal readers, and I am so excited to be following in their footsteps!  I couldn’t have asked for a better freebie: the SleepPhones System by AcousticSheep. SleepPhones are soft, comfortable headphones that are housed in a machine-washable fleece headband, perfect for wearing at night as […]

Taming the Tidal Wave

February 17, 2010

2010 has been a very good year so far, as far as my work is concerned.  Maybe even a little too good!  What I mean is that since January, I have been inundated with exciting opportunities, new projects, and the addition of several students to my private practice/studio.  While those are all very positive things, […]

Body Cross, Apple Sauce

February 16, 2010

“Crossing the midline” is a term you hear quite often as a parent, and if you are a therapist or teacher, it is often a goal for many of your students or clients. This action refers to any movement that requires one side of the body to cross over the center line of the body. […]

Music Therapy Round Table

February 15, 2010

Guess what? I’m a podcaster!  Along with my friends and fellow music therapists Kimberly Sena Moore and Michelle Erfurt, we have started the Music Therapy Round Table, a podcast in which we discuss all kinds of topics related to music therapy that are important to us. Michelle, Kimberly and I live in three different time […]

My Funny Valentine

February 14, 2010

I’m not talking about the old song; I’m referring to my wonderful husband of one and a half years!  Even though we haven’t been married for very long, we have a very interesting history that goes back to before either of us hit puberty.  And in honor of Valentine’s Day, I’m going to tell you […]

Saturday Singalong: The Story of My Feelings

February 13, 2010

“Sunday Singalong” got bumped to Saturday, because I have a special Valentine’s Day post planned for tomorrow. Two weekend posts…bonus! Like I said in the video, I chose Laurie Berkner’s song “The Story of My Feelings” because all month, my students and I have been working on understanding what emotions are all about, what they […]

Friday Fave: M-Audio Preamp

February 12, 2010

Can I just tell you how “amped” I am about my new MobilePre USB Preamp by M-Audio?  Excuse the pun, but I couldn’t help myself :)  Maybe you have no idea what a preamp is, and that’s totally fine.  Because the truth is, until a few months ago, neither did I.  Basically, what a preamp […]

Temple Grandin: The Movie

February 9, 2010

I first read about Temple Grandin during my music therapy internship several years ago, and I was completely fascinated.  The way she was able to describe her autism, and the way her brain worked, was completely unique and as far as I knew, unheard of.  I have since learned a lot more about Temple Grandin, […]

People You Do & Don’t Know

February 8, 2010

I very distinctly remember my mom sitting my brother and I down and telling us all about stranger danger.  She explained who we could trust to stay with us, take us places, and even made up a code word for adults to let us know that it was okay to go with them in the […]

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