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.
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Over the last ten years, I’ve written and shared over 200 songs. My music has been used in 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!
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Maybe it’s genetics, or maybe it’s just good luck…but either way, I am incredibly grateful that both of my kids love music as much as I do. Before they were born, I had fantasies of teaching them all my songs and listening to them sing along with me, and that is pretty much my reality now.
It’s my reset button, a fresh start. Monday morning is an opportunity to begin again, after what has most likely been an exhausting weekend. Once the kids are out the door, their messes have been picked up, and I have my coffee in hand, I’m ready to start my week.
I have always purposely designed by schedule so that Mondays are low-key. I don’t teach any classes, and starting this year, I don’t see any students or clients, either. I try to keep my schedule open so that I can devote the day to creative tasks, especially in the morning.
It’s a Sunday morning, and I’m listening to my children and husband playing below me in the playroom as I happily type away in my upstairs office. We take turns carving out small chunks of time to get things done on the weekends, while the other hangs out with the kids.
I love that I have a place in my home just for my work. That has been a priority in all three of the homes we’ve owned, since I do so much of my job at home.
It’s that time again! Thanksgiving songs just might be my favorite out of all the holidays, so I am excited to share with you the songs from my collection that are perfect for this season.
There are many tunes I’ve written and collected over the years, but these are the 6 that I continue to pull out and use with my students every single November. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
Psst…right now, you can become a VIP Listen & Learn Plus member and get all of these songs (plus hundreds more music resources for children) with a biannual payment plan. I only offer this once a year, and it ends soon! Click here for details.
I was much too young and oblivious to fully understand and appreciate the value of my education as I was receiving it. Of course, I knew that college was expensive (especially a private out-of-state one), but I took for granted to an extent the fact that my parents were able to give me such an amazing gift.
This may seem like a silly thing to be grateful for, but I feel it every time I drive or walk down a tree-lined street this time of year. Although there are plenty of downsides to living in the Midwest, the beauty of fall is NOT one of them.
Thanks to my friend and fellow music therapist Kimberly Sena Moore, I learned about podcasts long before they were cool (way back in 2009). I became a podcaster long before most people even knew what a podcast was, and have been doing it pretty much ever since.
I asked for a juicer the Christmas after my son was born. I had started working out again, and wanted to be healthier in general. I figured that juicing would be an easy way to add more vegetables to my diet.
That juicer got a LOT of use for about a year…until I was well into my second pregnancy and getting ready to move into a new house. I kind of forgot about it until this past summer, when I finally pulled it out of the cabinet and used it for the first time in forever.
I am infinitely grateful to my mom for all the things she has taught me and provided for me throughout my life, and could write an entire novel dedicated to her.
But in this crazy season of life, raising a toddler and a preschooler, I am especially grateful for everything she does for our family in her role of “Mimi”.
Music Therapy Connections has had quite the journey, from being based in my car (when I traveled to my students and clients), to my home, to 3 small rooms inside a music store, to now our own 2,500 square feet of space.
When my co-owner Katey and I stepped foot into the building for the first time, we knew it was where MTC was meant to be. We poured hours upon hours and our blood, sweat and tears (well, mostly Katey, since I had a newborn at the time) into making it the perfect studio for us.