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Music Therapy Connections Newsletter

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25 Comments

  1. Elisa Elena Bernal Healy

    Rachel, I am a preschool teacher at a Brithish School in Madrid (Spain) and I just wanted you to know that Both my student and I have a great time singing and dancing to your “Hello” songs every morning.
    Thanks and Best Regards

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    • Rachel

      Hi Elisa! That is so cool to know that you are singing my songs all the way in Spain. Thanks so much for telling me! Take care and hope you enjoy the newsletter :)

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  2. Crystal Reynolds

    Hi Rachel! I found your site by searching for some articles on how music can help inhance a childs learning ability. I am trying to find some reliable sources for my paper I have to write for my English/101 course. Would you be willing to share anything with me as far as any articles or documents you might have?
    I have sat here with my boys and listened to a few of your songs about fall. They are so great!!! I truely believe that music is a MUST for a childs learning experience. I know that, I only know how to spell Valentine by singing the song I learned in grade school that goes something like “won’t you be my v-a-l-e-n-t-i-n-e?” or something like that. :) This is proof that music and learning go hand in hand. I am an aspiring elementary school teacher and would really appreciate your help.
    Thank You,
    Crystal Reynolds

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  3. Lori Kempen

    Rachel, Thank-you so much for sharing your songs so freely. I have been a music teacher for 9 years professionally, and now I’m homeschooling my little ones and teaching a homeschool co-op for them, but I am out of my league when it comes to the very little ones. I can’t wait to teach them the Wiggle song this week!!!

    Thank-you so much!
    Warmly,
    Lori in Philadelphia

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    • Rachel

      Hi Lori – You are so welcome! Thank YOU for visiting and joining the newsletter. I hope your kiddos love the Wiggle song and that you find lots of others to sing with them!

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  4. Linda

    Looved your Halloween Song!

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  5. Denise Murzyn

    Thanks for sharing all this wonderful music.

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    • Rachel

      You’re so welcome, Denise! Thank YOU for joining the L&L community :)

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  6. Dan

    Hi Rachel,
    I found your site from completing a search on “Is Your Mama A LLama?”
    I am a Speech Pathologist and I work with Preschool kids. I love the language and speech connection in your music. Anytime, you can get the kids to “grasp” the concepts through music, I believe those concepts will stay with the kids!
    Thanks!
    I love your song, “There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly”

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    • Rachel

      Hi Dan! Thanks so much for taking the time to write. I’m glad you stumbled upon the site! I am such a proponent for teaching language and speech through music :)

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  7. Jennifer

    Hi, Rachel. I’m a 15-year veteran music teacher, who has gone back to college to study music therapy. This semester is my last, then internship! So glad I found your site, and I’ve already downloaded several things to use in my clinicals, etc. Thanks for all the wonderful music and information you share!

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  8. Bonnita Darcy

    I found your web-site when searching for Color Songs. I am a Speech Language Pathologist and use songs to teach Pre-Schoolers, children on the spectrum and the severe and profound population. I look forward to using your season songs and any monthly themes you put together. My children really do benefit from language concepts and steps to life skills broken down and explained through music with important repeating lines embedded within a song. Thank you for your gift of music. It really does help.

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    • Rachel

      Thanks for the kind words, Bonnita! I’m so glad you found Listen & Learn, and hope it greatly benefits your little ones. Enjoy!

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  9. ELIZABETH

    this will assist me in my subject life skills performing arts. hope to can download some of your lessons.

    go well!

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    I am confirming my subscription to your newsletter

    Thanks.

    Ms. Evanjelin A. Ante

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  11. Maureen Brehm

    I am confirming my subscription to your newsletter.
    Thank you.

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  12. mariannebechard

    nice diversity of topics and styles! thank you!

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  13. mariannebechard

    wonderful quality of presentation, nice diversity of topics and great voice as well! thank you very much for the good work!

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  14. Danielle

    Hi Rachel,
    Thank you for your lovely songs. I am teaching Kindergarten in Australia this year and have downloaded a couple to use…I am sure I will return for more as the year progresses. The lyrics are great and the music and vocal work is so clear :)

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    • Rachel

      Hi Danielle! Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my music. I’m so glad you enjoy it and can use the songs in your classroom! Hope your kiddos enjoy them, too. On a personal note, my sister’s family is spending the year in Australia — they say it’s wonderful! :)

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  15. Carla Navarro

    Hi Rachel!

    Than you so much for your wonderful music and for sharing with everyone! I’m a spanish music therapist in a Pediatric Palliative Care in home care. I follow you in the on social networks and I value so much your work. Keep it up!

    Thanks!
    Carla

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    • Rachel

      Hi Carla! Thank YOU for your kind words and for taking the time to read my posts. You inspire me to keep going and write more songs! Happy New Year :)

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  16. Ed Erickson

    I like your cold weather song I heard on you tube. I teach Kindergarten and we are all pent up inside for this week. I prefer it this way rather than bundling up 4 non English students who don’t want to go outside anyway.

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    • Rachel

      Thanks Ed! I hear ya…it’s way too cold for little ones, even with the warmest winter apparel. Stay warm and thank you for checking out my tunes!

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  17. Julie

    Hi Rachel, I’m a Recreational Therapist who uses music as a modality with my residents. I am hoping to find some suggestions of types of songs that I might be able to use with them. They are DD and often have fun with the music that I have found that is recorded as well as the music that I have learned to play on my ukulele. I have worked with many RMT-BCs in the past and know that I have always appreciated their input to my sessions. I am looking forward to seeing what I might be able to to glean from yours expertise =)

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