Your Biggest Questions…Answered.
As the Listen & Learn Plus membership drives continues this week, I’ve received countless emails and messages full of wonderful questions all about the ins and outs of Listen & Learn Plus. That’s why I put together this FAQ: to provide you with the answers that will hopefully help you make the decision to join.
And if you still have questions, or want to chat with me to make sure the membership is a good fit for you? I invite you to reach me directly via email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Now, on to the FAQ!
Who is Listen & Learn Plus for?
One of the most common misconceptions is that the membership is only designed for music therapists. That is definitely not the case! Although I am a music therapist and so are many of the members, there are also plenty of other professionals — preschool teachers, early childhood educators, special education teachers, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, classroom & music teachers — in our community.
Additionally, we have a good number of parents who simply want to provide educational and meaningful music experiences to their children as members.
What kinds of materials are included?
Just about every song I’ve ever written — and there are well over 200 of them, now — is available to you as a member of Listen & Learn Plus. I add several new songs each month, and those are yours as well. Along with the mp3 recording, there is also a lead sheet (some are notated, some are simply lyrics/chords) and instrumental track for almost every song.
I have also recently begun creating facilitation guides for each song in the collection. Facilitation guides feature a quick link to the mp3, lead sheet, and instrumental track for a song, and then provide all of the important information you need in order to best utilize it in your work.
Another new feature of Listen & Learn Plus is monthly session plans. Each month, I create a cohesive 10-12 song plan that also complements any seasonal or holiday theme for that month. I want to make sure there is plenty of opportunity for fine and gross motor movement, verbal exchanges, social interaction (if working in a group setting), and lots of room for student and client input. These session plans can be used for music therapy, early childhood groups, classrooms, and anywhere else you use music to help children learn and grow. They address a variety of goal areas, utilize all kinds of instruments, and encourage creativity.
The most recent addition to the membership is a comprehensive and searchable song directory. This is a quick way to see an overview of the Listen & Learn Music song collection, including primary and secondary goals, equipment needed, and convenient links to all song materials.
How do I access the materials?
When you join Listen & Learn Plus, you receive access to the membership portal, which contains links to all materials. Additionally, you’ll be invited to join the Dropbox folder where all materials are stored. Inside this folder, you can browse and download what you need at your convenience. You’ll receive occasional updates when new materials are added.
Members are also welcome to email me at any time when in search of specific song topics or materials that address specific goals and objectives. I’m here to help in any way I can as you plan your sessions, lessons, groups and classes.
How much does it cost to join Listen & Learn Plus?
There are two membership options: Standard and VIP.
As a Standard member, you pay $27/month in order to access all of the materials inside of the membership portal except the CMTE courses (those are available to you as additional purchases).
As a VIP member, you pay $247/year in order to access all of the materials inside of the membership portal, INCLUDING all current and future CMTE courses. There are currently 6 courses for a total of 18 CMTE credits (valued at over $400).
Please note: VIP members who join after this Friday, September 14 will NOT have access to CMTE courses. They will only be available as additional purchases from that point forward.
After this enrollment period ends, the cost of membership will increase for new members who join in 2019. However, your locked in rate will NEVER increase.
You can pay for your membership safely and securely using either PayPal or credit card.
Is there a minimum length of time for for which I have to be a member?
When you sign up as a VIP member, you pay for the entire year in full up front (for $100 less than you would pay for a year as a Standard member). One month before your annual renewal, you’ll receive an email reminder, at which time you can decide whether or not to renew your membership.
As a Standard member, you pay on a monthly basis. There is no minimum monthly obligation; you may continue your membership for as short or long a period of time as you wish. If and when you decide to discontinue your membership, simply email me and I will take care of that for you.
I have more questions that you didn’t answer here.
No problem! Simply email me (email@example.com) and I’ll answer any other questions you may have.
Hundreds of music resources for children at your fingertips.
Listen and Learn Plus! is a membership for music therapists, music educators, parents and anyone else who wants to give their clients, students & children a rich musical experience. Gain instant access to a vast collection of over 200 songs (mp3, lead sheet, and instrumental track), facilitation guides, session plans, and visual aides, plus ALL new releases from Listen & Learn Music.
What your membership has to offer:
Boost Your Creativity
You’ll also be inspired to create your own resources with Rachel’s tips, tricks and tutorials.
Rachel shares her knowledge and 8+ years of experience in online business and private practice.
Access From Anywhere
Use the Dropbox app to play songs, view lead sheets & utilize visual aides from all your devices.
CMTE courses from Listen & Learn Music are included in the price of VIP membership.
The Listen & Learn Plus website and Dropbox folders are neatly organized by category and searchable, too.
Looking for a specific song? A link not working correctly? Email Rachel directly for help.
The Newest Features
Watch the videos below to learn more about two new and exciting additions to the Listen & Learn Plus arsenal!
Join Listen & Learn Plus! today and instantly double, triple, or even quadruple your repertoire of educational, goal-based songs for children of all ages and abilities.
Instrument Songs Galore
Instrument play and exploration is key to most music therapy sessions, early childhood classes, and classroom music experiences. Rev up your repertoire of songs for just about every kid-friendly instrument imaginable with the full Listen & Learn Music collection.
Almost all songs include an mp3, lead sheet with lyrics & chords, and an instrumental track so that you can record your own version.
Almost all of the songs in the Listen & Learn Music collection are written to target specific goals and objectives. Address social, cognitive, motor, and communication skills with a variety of songs, many of which include accompanying visual aides.
Can’t find a song that addresses a certain goal you’re targeting? Ask Rachel: she’ll add it to her to-write list!
Monthly Session Plans
Each month, you’ll receive a complete session plan full of applications and adaptations you can use and tailor to your own students and clients.
These session plans can be used for music therapy, early childhood groups, classrooms, and anywhere else you use music to help children learn and grow. They address a variety of goal areas, utilize all kinds of instruments, and encourage creativity.
What Our Members Are Saying
“I love being a member of Listen & Learn Plus! It’s especially great for weeks when my own creativity wanes but I still want to provide high quality musical experiences for my students. Having recordings along with chord charts & lead sheets makes the songs super easy to learn.
With the great variety of resources, I can always find something that will benefit my students in their overall development. I truly feel that being a member of Listen & Learn Plus! is essential for all music therapists and educators working with young children.”
“Having access to your amazing resources and materials through the site has kept my interventions fresh while saving me time and money.
Because I know your materials are high quality, Listen & Learn Plus! is one of the first places I look to get new intervention ideas.
My clients consistently respond to the songs and visuals I’ve acquired by being a member. This site has definitely helped me be a more successful and less stressed music therapist!”
“I’m a pediatric occupational therapist, and I love Listen & Learn Plus. Children respond so well to the songs and their families love the songs too.
I’ve searched through the files on Listen & Learn Plus for specific situations and always been able to find a song to help. It’s been a great resource to increase the variety of my treatment plans.”
“Listen & Learn Plus has been great to get some new creative ideas, especially for clients that I have had for many years, where a fresh perspective is especially helpful.
Sometimes, if you have had a client for many years, seeing ideas from another therapist can be very insightful. You’ve done a wonderful job in creating your site!”
Don’t Wait…Join Now!
Gain instant and affordable access to THOUSANDS of dollars worth of songs, videos, tutorials, sheet music, and other music resources.
Save tons of valuable time and energy when planning sessions, music classes, activities, and choosing educational children’s music.
September 14 is the LAST DAY to become a member of Listen & Learn Plus during this enrollment period.
The next opportunity to join will not be until 2019.
After September 14, CMTE courses (there are currently 6 for a total 18 credits worth over $400) will NOT be included in VIP membership. They will only be available as additional purchases.
- The standard plan includes:
- Full access and download privileges for all songs, instrumental tracks, lead sheets, sheet music, visual aides, and other resources
- Full access to the Listen & Learn Plus blog archives
- The VIP plan includes:
- All of the features of the Standard plan. And as a VIP member, you save $100 by paying for the entire year up front instead of monthly.
- Full access to all courses, including CMTE credits.