Looking for music resources for children?

You’re in the right place. I know first-hand how overwhelming it can be, constantly searching for and creating new music materials for your work with children. When I became a board-certified music therapist in 2007, I felt completely lost as I got started planning my sessions and classes.

That’s why I started writing my own music therapy songs — my other options were extremely limited. I began sharing them in the hopes that it would help other people like me, and that’s how Listen & Learn Music came to be.

More about Listen & Learn Music, a collection of music therapy songs and early childhood music resources by board-certified music therapist Rachel Rambach.
Help children of all ages and abilities grow through music with a free song pack from the Listen & Learn Music collection.
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Ready to expand your collection of children’s songs?

Over the last ten years, I’ve written and shared over 200 songs. My music has been used in early childhood settings, music therapy sessions, classrooms, and homes all over the world. As an actively practicing music therapist and early childhood music leader, I’m constantly writing new songs for my own students and clients, so it would be nearly impossible to run out of material to share here :)

More than 300 members have joined Listen & Learn Plus, my VIP membership which provides total access to the entire collection. I invite you to take a look around, and hope that this site becomes a valuable resource for you, too!

Time to explore!

The best place to start is by grabbing a free download of my “10 Go-To Instruments for Music Therapy” resource and song collection. Enter your name and email below, and then check your inbox for access.

Last but not least, please consider getting the MOST out of Listen & Learn Music by becoming a VIP member, which gives you full access to the ENTIRE resource collection.

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The April Session Plan is Here!

April Session Plan | Listen & Learn Music

Last weekend, a giant rainstorm wiped out the last of the frigid temps and brought in the first signs of spring. It’s amazing the effect that small change in weather has had on just about everyone, as I’ve seen both at home with my own family as well as in the studio amongst my colleagues, clients, and their caregivers.

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Shamrockin’ and Rollin’ Toward Goals

St. Patrick's Day Song for Children | Listen & Learn Music

I don’t know if it’s all the green or the Irish music, but St. Patrick’s Day is such a fun holiday to celebrate!

In the spring, when holidays are a little more spread out, I take any opportunity I can to add some variety to my repertoire as I continue to target my students’ and clients’ goals in an appropriate way.

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Music Therapy Connections is Hiring!

Music Therapy Connections | Springfield, IL

My wonderful team of 4 board-certified music therapists and 8 instructors is growing! We couldn’t be more excited about hiring another music therapist, which will enable Music Therapy Connections to serve even more people in the central Illinois area.

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March is Here!

March is Here! | Spring Songs | Listen & Learn Music

Now that February has drawn to a close and March is officially here, that means spring is right around the corner! March brings St. Patrick’s Day, blooming leaves, flowers, and sunny days to come, which adds an extra pep in the step of those like me who revel in the warmer weather!

Below are two songs all about March that will surely remind us all why it is a month worth celebrating.

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World Music Therapy Day

I’m proud to be a music therapist every day of the year, but especially on this one. March 1st is World Music Therapy Day, so today I’m celebrating my colleagues around the globe, the amazing work they do, and all of those who have and continue to benefit from music therapy services.

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A Musical Trip to the Beach

Over the weekend, I took a short trip to sunny Florida, and I couldn’t help but get excited about the warmer weather coming our way. Although higher temperatures aren’t here yet, the few days I spent in my sandals and sunglasses inspired this week’s beach-themed post!

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Escaping Winter

Escaping Winter | JW Marriott in Marco Island, FL

Every February, I start to get really restless and lose my patience for what always seems like a never-ending winter season. Luckily, it’s at this time that we usually have the chance to escape the frozen midwest and spend a few days in paradise — also known as Marco Island, Florida.

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Adding a Little Color to the Music

Color Identification in Music Therapy | Listen & Learn Music

These dreary wintry days have me longing for spring and all of its colors, so I’ve taken that inspiration into my music therapy sessions and music classes with a few colorfully themed songs.

Identifying colors is an important developmental skill for young children, so it’s only natural to practice that skill in a musical context. In this post, I’ve featured two songs that creatively address color identification while targeting some additional goals as well!

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The March Session Plan is Here!

March 2019 Session Plan | Listen & Learn Music

I’ve never been more excited to share a new session plan than I am right now. The month of March means the beginning of spring, and holy guacamole am I ready for it!

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“Fly Away (Free Bird)”

The following is a guest post by Yaniza, a bilingual singer-songwriter based in New York City. Yaniza’s tunes bring joy and sunshine to its listeners through catchy lyrics meshed with acoustic guitar, ukulele, or piano base. Much like her home city, Yaniza’s music is a melting pot of calm, upbeat, and everything in between.

Yaniza's "Fly Away (Free Bird)" | Listen & Learn Music

“Fly Away (Free Bird)” is a melodic little reminder for everyone to embrace their inner free spirit. When I wrote the song, I was feeling very stuck in a routine. The only way to get myself out of that rut was to write my feelings into a song!

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