Episode 33 // Kathy Schumacher

In Episode 33 of the Guitars & Granola Bars podcast, I’m chatting with Kathy Schumacher. Kathy talks about her early success in the private practice setting, how she has structured her career around her family since having her children, and her adventures in creative entrepreneurship.

Meet Kathy

Kathy Schumacher
Kathy is a music therapist, a lifelong learner with a pile to read in every room, and mom to three children—ages 8, 10 and 12. She has worked in private practice the majority of her 19 year career and has developed a specialty area of literacy and math tutoring through music. She currently lives in rural Wisconsin where she enjoys camping with her family (usually in the backyard) and tends 50-100 tomato plants every summer. In her spare time, Kathy blogs at www.TunefulTeaching.com.


Alphabet Stew & Chocolate Too // Use the coupon code “granola” to save 25% off of Kathy’s ebook, which is jam-packed with specific strategies for using music, rhythm, and visual supports to teach phonological awareness and literacy skills.

On Becoming Baby Wise // A book recommended by Kathy about helping establish routines and sleep patterns for babies.

Being Boss // One of Kathy’s favorite podcasts, geared towards creative entrepreneurs.

The Cash-Based Practice // Another podcast recommendation from Kathy. This show covers all components of starting or transitioning into the cash-based business model for a private healthcare practice.

Our Sponsor

This episode is sponsored by Music Teacher’s Helper, which is software for music teachers and therapists that helps manage your private music lesson studio and/or music therapy practice. I’ve used Music Teacher’s Helper every single day since 2011, and it is one of the best tools I have to keep my private practice running smoothly.

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