After 10 days of looking back on the history of Listen & Learn Music, I couldn’t end this party without a little talk about the future around here. We’re officially into Year 11, and its off to the best possible start.
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.
It was during Year 9 that I finally came up for air and regained a bit more balance in my life. My daughter started part-time daycare, meaning I had more hours in my day to get back to the part of my work I missed most: writing and recording songs.
Year 8 of Listen & Learn Music was a HARD one. That’s not to say it wasn’t good — in fact, it was all the good things in my life at one time that made it hard. I was adjusting to having two kids (my toddler went to part-time daycare and I was home with my baby during the day), a beautiful new studio, a music therapy intern, and a full caseload, so trying to find time to write and record new songs on a regular basis was a challenge.
Year 7 at Listen & Learn was another big one. With my son in part-time daycare, I finally had daytime hours to devote to songwriting and creating content, so the first thing I did that year was create an online CMTE course all about my favorite kind of direct service: early childhood.
Year 6 at Listen & Learn Music was a time of adjustment and learning. As a brand new mom with a baby at home and two businesses to run, I had to figure out how to prioritize my time and energy…because I didn’t have a whole lot of either (year 6 was also a time of very little sleep).
Welcome! I’m Rachel Rambach, board-certified music therapist and creator of Listen & Learn Music — educational songs and musical materials for children. I love sharing my work with you, along with my behind-the-scenes creative process, adventures in business ownership, and life as a mom of two little ones.
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