2009 brought a lot of changes in my personal and professional life. My husband and I bought a new house, got a puppy, and I transitioned my private practice from being in my clients’ homes to having my own home studio, all while continuing to work at my full-time music therapist job at The Hope Institute.
This all kept me very busy, but Listen & Learn Music remained at the top of my priority list. So much so, in fact, that I decided to do something big. After spending the last couple of years recording songs myself, I started researching recording studios.
The first fact I learned about recording studios is that they are expensive! That’s when I got creative, and launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money towards making my album happen.
I ended up raising over $2,000, and during the campaign I found a recording studio and producer who were perfect for my project. Jim Callahan at Jupiter Studios in St. Louis immediately agreed to work with me, and he offered to do the entire project for just $2,000.
We spent 4 ten-hour days in the studio, with me recording my vocal and guitar parts and him doing the rest. That was one of the most fun experiences of my life, and I have the 50+ people who donated to thank for making it possible. Time to Sing Hello was officially launched in July of 2010, and I had a huge performance and party to celebrate.
My 2009 Gift to You
YOU are the reason that Listen & Learn Music is still alive and well today, and YOU are the reason I’ll be celebrating another 10 years in 2028. Every email and comment I receive detailing how a song was brought to life in a classroom or music therapy session, and how it helped a child to learn a new skill, provides the motivation to make this an even more valuable resource for you.
To properly thank you for your support, I’ll be sharing one of my favorite resources with you from the L&L collection each day in yearly chronological order, all the way through September 10.
Today’s gift is 2 songs from the Time to Sing Hello album: the title song (great for use as a hello song in your classes and sessions) and Time to Say Goodbye.
If you have already joined the “Listen & Learn Music Turns 10” celebration, this gift has already been delivered to your email inbox. And if you haven’t yet joined in, all you have to do is fill out your name and email below:
Check your email now for a special invitation to the private “10 Years of Listen & Learn” Facebook group. I’ll be sharing all 10 resources there as well, along with other goodies you won’t want to miss throughout the 10 days of celebration.
Our Biggest Giveaway Ever
On September 10, one extremely lucky winner will receive a LIFETIME VIP MEMBERSHIP to Listen & Learn Plus, including all current and future CMTE courses.
All you have to do is help me celebrate by:
1) following Listen & Learn Music on Instagram
2) Creating a post about how you’ve used a L&L resource, or just simply sending a birthday wish
3) Tagging @listenlearnmusic on your post
4) Using the hashtag #listenlearnmusicturns10
Feel free to save and post this image and use the caption:
Wishing @listenlearnmusic a very happy 10th birthday! I’m joining in the celebration and hoping to win a lifetime VIP membership to Listen & Learn Plus! #listenlearnmusicturns10
Follow the steps above to enter as many times as you’d like between September 1 – 10.