Red Ribbon Official

October 13, 2015

Music Therapy Connections has been in business for over 8 years now, but never have I felt more official than the moment my partner Katey and I cut a red ribbon in front of our building with giant scissors. We recently joined the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, and one of the perks of membership is […]

{Guitars & Granola Bars} Episode 38

October 9, 2015

I’ve interviewed quite a few moms with young babies since starting this podcast, but Ashley Lundquist takes the cake for having THE youngest baby to date. She gave birth to her son Phoenix less than a month ago, yet still took time out to talk with me. I loved getting the perspective of a brand-new […]

My Small Business Story: Part 2

October 8, 2015

Last week, I shared Part 1 of this series, in which I’m giving you the full scoop on how I went from having a full-time day job and a small private practice on the side (headquartered in my car) to now co-owning a thriving business with a facility of our own and a team of […]

Shake It, Baby!

October 7, 2015

Last week during our music therapy intern’s supervision meeting, we asked her to make a list of songs that could be used with shakers. After she named a few, my business partner Katey and I couldn’t help but chime in with our own favorites. In just minutes, we had a super long list of both […]

An Inside Look at Listen & Learn Plus!

October 6, 2015

By now, you probably already know that I have a membership site where I provide hundreds of downloadable resources and knowledge related to music therapy, music education, business, private practice, songwriting, and recording. Listen & Learn Plus has been up and running for 6+ years, and everything inside is available to those who join. I’ve […]

{Guitars & Granola Bars} Episode 37

October 2, 2015

I have to be honest with you: I can’t help but become a total fangirl when it comes to this week’s podcast guest. Megan Resig is one of my music therapy business owner heroes, and she’ll be yours too after you listen to her interview. Megan was kind enough to share lots of insight when […]

My Small Business Story: Part 1

October 1, 2015

This week I was honored to be featured in the Springfield Business Journal, which was not only a great opportunity for my business but also a music therapy advocacy win. Even though I’ve been practicing here for 8+ years, I still find myself explaining my profession on a daily basis. Reading the article and then […]

{Guitars & Granola Bars} Episode 36

September 25, 2015

I thought I had a lot going on during my pregnancy…until I interviewed this week’s podcast guest. Maggie MacArthur is an impressive lady, and quite the trooper for working 3 jobs (one of which was serving tables) while pregnant. Luckily, Maggie’s professional life looks drastically different following the birth of her son Keegan, as you’ll […]

Autumn at Music Therapy Connections

September 24, 2015

I celebrated the first day of autumn yesterday but stopping at Starbucks for my first pumpkin spice latte (nonfat, no whip if you ever feel like bringing me a present, ha!) of the season. It was the perfect midday pick-me-up as I did some planning before my first client arrived. It’s already been a whirlwind […]

{Seasonal Song Pack} Fall!

September 23, 2015

Happy first day of Fall! I’m not sure how we got to this point in the year already, but here we are…so we might as well sing about it. Many of my music therapy sessions, early childhood classes, and groups revolve around themes, so we’ll be doing plenty of singing about all things FALL over […]

We <3 Our Parachute

September 21, 2015

Those of you who already own one of these will never believe that this is the NEWEST addition to our collection of movement props. We have just about everything else (including most of what is available from our friends at Bear Paw Creek) but for some reason, a parachute didn’t make it into our hands […]

{Guitars & Granola Bars} Episode 35

September 18, 2015

Interviewing this week’s podcast guest was actually the second time in the same week that the two of us had an in-depth conversation. I first connected with Catherine Hershey a few days earlier when she interviewed me for her music therapy blog, and I enjoyed talking to her so much that I immediately invited her […]

The Gang’s All Here

September 16, 2015

It’s hard to believe, but Music Therapy Connections, LLC has grown from a duo to a team of 7 in the span of just one year. On Monday we had a full house in our studio with 5 music therapy sessions, lessons, and groups happening at the VERY SAME TIME. It was awesome. We had […]

What’s in Those Binders?

September 15, 2015

Every few weeks, I post a photo like this to my Instagram feed. It means that another round of music classes has begun at Music Therapy Connections. Lots of you have asked what’s inside of those binders and what kinds of materials we provide to our families, so I’m giving the scoop today. Continued at […]

How Dropbox Has Changed My Life as a Music Therapist (No Joke)

September 12, 2015

I used to have a whole shelf of binders filled with songs I had written and collected over the years. When I planned my music therapy sessions, I would go through those binders, most of which were organized by song topic, and pull out pages to practice or take with me into sessions. Most of […]

{Guitars & Granola Bars} Episode 34

September 11, 2015

I’m so appreciative of the fact that every guest I’ve interviewed for the podcast has been willing to open up and share her (and his!) very personal stories. This week’s guest is no exception; Lesleigh Zundt and I had a conversation about the not-so-fun side of motherhood: baby blues and postpartum discussion. But we also […]

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