I can say with 100% certainty that Year 10 has been my favorite chapter in Listen & Learn’s story thus far. For the first time ever, it has played a role equal to Music Therapy Connections in my professional life, and I’ve found a beautiful balance between the two. I’m more confident in my songwriting than I’ve ever been before, and I appreciate the difference my music has made in others’ lives on a whole new level.
This was the year I focused on gratitude and joy. I went back to my music therapy roots by taking on a contract with an older adult facility, and I wrote a song adaptation all about bananas that has inexplicably garnered 55,000 YouTube views.
Spending so much more time with my kids has brought a playfulness to my life that’s spilled over into my work, and for that I am extremely thankful. Playfulness was the missing piece over the last few years, and I can feel the difference in the songs I write and the way in which I share them.
My 2017 Gift to You
YOU are the reason that Listen & Learn Music is still alive and well today, and YOU are the reason I’ll be celebrating another 10 years in 2028. Every email and comment I receive detailing how a song was brought to life in a classroom or music therapy session, and how it helped a child to learn a new skill, provides the motivation to make this an even more valuable resource for you.
To properly thank you for your support, I’ll be sharing one of my favorite resources with you from the L&L collection each day in yearly chronological order, all the way through today.
Speaking of playfulness, both of today’s songs offer quite a bit of just that. I wrote them specifically to include motions, and I don’t use accompaniment with either, instead doing the movements right along with my students and clients. “Polar Bear” and “Caterpillar Walks Around” were the biggest hits of Year 10 with my young students, and they are my gift to you today.
If you have already joined the “Listen & Learn Music Turns 10” celebration, this gift has already been delivered to your email inbox. And if you haven’t yet joined in, all you have to do is fill out your name and email below:
Check your email now for a special invitation to the private “10 Years of Listen & Learn” Facebook group. I’ll be sharing all 10 resources there as well, along with other goodies you won’t want to miss throughout the 10 days of celebration.
Our Biggest Giveaway Ever
TONIGHT, one extremely lucky winner will receive a LIFETIME VIP MEMBERSHIP to Listen & Learn Plus, including all current and future CMTE courses.
All you have to do is help me celebrate by:
1) following Listen & Learn Music on Instagram
2) Creating a post about how you’ve used a L&L resource, or just simply sending a birthday wish
3) Tagging @listenlearnmusic on your post
4) Using the hashtag #listenlearnmusicturns10
Feel free to save and post this image and use the caption:
Wishing @listenlearnmusic a very happy 10th birthday! I’m joining in the celebration and hoping to win a lifetime VIP membership to Listen & Learn Plus! #listenlearnmusicturns10
Follow the steps above to enter as many times as you’d like before 7 pm CT/8 pm ET tonight (September 10).