Sundays at Church Mice are Twice as Nice

October 21, 2014

Tweet The fall session of Church Mice, the early childhood music class I’ve been leading since way back when I was in grad school, ended last week. I’m always a little bummed when it’s over, because it is a big highlight of my week. I love that it’s super casual — anyone can drop in […]

A Day in the Life of a Music Therapist {2014 Ed.}

October 13, 2014

Tweet Almost four years ago, I wrote about a day in my life as a music therapist, and it has since become one of my most-read posts. But a LOT has changed since then: at the time, I was employed full-time at The Hope Institute and working with private clients on a part-time basis. I […]

Shake It Off

October 6, 2014

Tweet I could very easily say that I’m only familiar with Taylor Swift’s music because my students love her, but that would be a bold-faced lie. The truth is, I’ve been a T-Swizzle fan since the beginning, back when she was a country artist. I like a lot of her songs (and even perform several […]

A New Online CMTE Course…Open Now!

September 30, 2014

Tweet I’ve been facilitating early childhood music programs since graduate school, before I was even a full-fledged music therapist. I’ve continued to do so all of these years, and it has been so exciting and fulfilling to see my programs continue to grow and touch the lives of many young children (and their families). After […]

Writing It Down & Crossing It Off

September 15, 2014

Tweet This month has been insane. Between changing my business structure, moving my office/studio to a new location, seeing a full load of student, starting new sessions of two different early childhood classes, and creating an online CMTE course, I’m lucky I’m still sane enough to type this blog post. A few weeks ago, in […]

{Mama Moment} Baby’s First Musical

September 11, 2014

Tweet Parker has an obsession with all things Sesame Street. He asks to watch it multiple times a day, and when he hears the theme song he comes running and dances along to the music. He knows the characters’ names, and can identify them verbally. So when we found out that Sesame Street Live was […]

“How Do You Like It?”

September 10, 2014

Tweet The weekend before my first day at the new studio, my mom gave me a happy sunflower arrangement and a card wishing me good luck. They’ve both been sitting on my desk since then — a nice reminder of how supported I am by not just my mom, but everyone in my life. Since […]

New Studio Tour (Part 1)

September 3, 2014

Tweet Day 1 in our new studio is officially in the books! Yesterday was a whirlwind of administrative tasks, moving the last few things, putting the final touches on my office, and finally, welcoming students for the start of the fall session. Our new space includes my office/studio, Katey’s office/studio, a therapy room, and large […]

First Day of Work

September 2, 2014

Tweet Today marks my 8th “first day of work” after summer break at Music Therapy Connections, but this year is different. I have a new office, studio, and coworker, so it almost feels like I’m starting a brand-new job. Luckily, I’ll be surrounded by the familiar faces of my clients and their families; a girl […]

A Fresh Look for Fall

August 28, 2014

Tweet This is a season of change for my private practice. What started as a tiny little side hustle for me back in 2007 has blossomed into a full-time business for not one, but TWO music therapists. I couldn’t be happier to have Katey Kratz as a partner in what is now Music Therapy Connections, […]

“Back to School” Roundup

August 22, 2014

Tweet I’m not sure how it happened, but yet another summer has slipped away and a new school year has begun. My Facebook newsfeed is full of back-to-school photos (which I love, just to be clear…as long as I don’t have to think about my child going off to school anytime soon!) and we’re gearing […]

Welcome to the World

August 19, 2014

Tweet Fun fact: It was my mom, not me, who wrote the first song dedicated to my son Parker after he was born last summer. She would sing it to him every time she came over to see him, and now we all sing “The Parker Song”. It took a couple of months for the […]

Coming Soon: A New Online CMTE Course

August 18, 2014

Tweet I’m knee-deep in content creation for my new CMTE course — Early Childhood Programs: Create, Market, Make Music! — and I can’t wait to share it with you in a few weeks. Creating a new group, class or program can be overwhelming, but it can also be extremely rewarding — especially when the end […]

Be a Part of the Baby Band

August 14, 2014

Tweet Let’s be honest: it doesn’t get much cuter than a whole bunch of babies playing instruments together. I’ve been a “baby bandleader” for many years now, teaching early childhood music classes, so it’s a little ridiculous that it took me this long to write a song all about my favorite kind of band. “Baby […]

My Last Week Working From Home

August 13, 2014

Tweet This summer, I’ve had lots of people ask me what I do. When I explain that I’m a music therapist with my own private practice/teaching studio, they almost always comment how incredibly lucky I am to work from home. Every time that happens, I think to myself, “Yes, I am incredibly lucky and it […]

If I Were a Music Therapy Student NOW…

August 11, 2014

Tweet If only we could go back in time and do certain things over again, knowing what we know now. Better yet, having the resources we have now. The years I spent in graduate school studying music therapy (2004-2006) seem like ages ago; SO much has changed in our field, in technology, and the world […]

                      


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