March 2010

Inside the Recording Studio: Day 2

March 31, 2010

I can’t believe my time in the studio is halfway over!  It’s gone by really fast, but luckily we’ve gotten a lot done.  We’re actually ahead of schedule: 5 songs are finished (except for mixing), and all that is left for the 6th song is vocals.  We’ll start Day 3 by recording those, and then […]

Inside the Recording Studio: Day 1

March 30, 2010

I didn’t know what to expect when I walked into Jupiter Studios yesterday.  I was feeling a mixture of excitement and fear; excitement for my first “real” recording experience, and fear that it wasn’t going to live up to what I had hoped.  Turns out, yesterday was one of the best days of my professional […]

Model Me Kids DVD Giveaway Winner!

March 30, 2010

Congratulations to Lisa Casciola, who was randomly selected (via as the winner of the newest Model Me Kids DVD, “Model Me Going Places”.  Lisa is a fellow music therapist and studio teacher, and has a great website of her own, Kids Sing Studio.  I hope you enjoy the DVD, Lisa, and that your students […]

Sunday Singalong: I Have a Dream

March 28, 2010

When the “Mamma Mia!” musical first came out, I listened to the Broadway soundtrack nonstop. I still turn it on from time to time, because the songs are so upbeat (for the most part) and put me in such a great mood. “I Have a Dream” is one of my favorite songs to teach beginning […]

Friday Fave: SPRING BREAK!

March 26, 2010

Ok, so I won’t be lounging on some tropical beach during my spring break, but I do have some pretty exciting plans.  I have four lessons to teach after school today, and then SPRING BREAK ’10 will officially begin!  Let me tell you all about what’s going down these next two weeks. Radio Interview This […]

Today at Listen & Learn Plus!

March 24, 2010

Earlier this week, I shared a simple but fun song about spring.  I like it so much that I have been using it for three straight years!  The lead sheet (chords and lyrics) has been posted at Listen & Learn Plus! and is available for immediate download by members…learn about becoming one today! Members, click […]

Giveaway: Model Me Going Places DVD

March 24, 2010

Last week, I announced my involvement in Model Me Kids‘ newest social skills modeling DVD, Model Me Going Places.  My original songs narrate the 12 scenes in the video, which is described on the Model Me Kids website as follows: The Model Me Going Places™ video features children, ages 2-8, involved in activities in the […]

A Spring in My Step

March 22, 2010

It’s heeeere!  Spring, of course.  I spent the weekend in Chicago, where the first day of spring was 34 degrees with 30 mph winds and a snow/rain mix, but hey, at least I can say that winter is technically over. Two years ago, I wrote new lyrics to the traditional tune “This Little Light of […]

Sunday Singalong: Rusty’s Turn!

March 21, 2010

Every Tuesday evening, Rusty and I spend 30 minutes playing, writing, recording, and expressing ourselves through music. He is very interested in technology, so recently we’ve been using Garageband, iTunes, and iMovie to bring his musical creations to life. He continues to impress me with his good nature, musical talent, and creativity! I love the […]

Friday Fave: Model Me Going Places

March 19, 2010

Last summer I had the privilege of writing and recording songs to narrate the Model Me Kids video, Model Me Faces and Emotions (read my post about it here).  It was a tremendously fun project; in fact, I was a little sad when all the work was done and the songs were completed.  So you […]

Happy Face, Happy Voice

March 16, 2010

Whining.  We all do it from time to time, whether you’re a child, mature adult, or my dog at 4 in the morning.  For kids, whining comes naturally in unfavorable situations, or even just when they’re tired and cranky.  How many times have the words “stop whining!”  come out of your mouth?  Probably quite a […]

Today at Listen & Learn Plus!

March 15, 2010

It’s time for post number three of my series focusing on money!  I’ve already shared sheet music downloads for two songs: one about coins, and the other about paper bills. Today, a PDF visual aide to supplement BOTH songs is now available to members…learn about becoming one today! Members, click here to access this post.


March 15, 2010

It’s regional music therapy conference time, and we (myself and songbook publisher Michelle Erfurt) are celebrating by offering a limited-time-only sale on my songbook, Listen & Learn: Songs for School, Home and Play. From March 15 – April 16, when you purchase a songbook for $25, we will also include the supplemental CD (usually sold […]

Even the Penguins are Maraca Rockin’

March 13, 2010

Seriously, how cute is this?  Illustrator and graphic designer Naomi Robinson sent me an email last week, asking for my permission to use part of the lyrics from my song “Maraca Rock” in this adorable picture, and of course, I said yes.  We’re already talking about more ways in which we can collaborate! To see […]

Today at Listen & Learn Plus!

March 13, 2010

It’s time for post number two of my three-part series focusing on money!  I’ve already shared a song about coins (and the accompanying sheet music), so today it’s all about the dollar bills. The sheet music for “Green Money” is now available to members…learn about becoming one today! Members, click here to access this post.

Friday Fave: Sibelius

March 12, 2010

Those of you who are non-musicians might not find this particular “Friday Fave” very interesting, but I’ve been spending so much time using this program (and loving *almost* every minute of it) lately that I just had to share.  Sibelius – named after Finnish composer Jean Sibelius – is a scorewriter program that can do just about […]

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