It can be easy to feel isolated and alone at this time of social distancing. Foster connection and well-being through music in this online wellness group.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Because of this, I’m challenging myself to write a post every week on a different topic related to mental health. Last week I wrote about how your mental health can affect your overall health through your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This week I’m looking at how music therapy can […]
Culturally competent care is important in health care. Music therapy is uniquely well-suited to be practiced in a culturally competent way.
Music can support middle school-age children in the development of new skills and abilities necessary for adulthood, while also helping refine old skills.
Elementary-age children are continuing to develop and gain new skills that will help them in life. Music can be used to cultivate and support these skills. In this post I talk a bit about what some of these skills are that children are developing during the elementary school years and ways that music can help.
Music serves a variety of purposes in the early childhood education setting. In this post, I discuss the role music can play in early childhood development.
Adding More Stress Management Tools to Your Toolbox Welcome to the third video in the “Managing Holiday Stress” series. In this series I’m sharing with you different stress management tools so that you can make it through the holiday season healthy and sane. If you haven’t yet seen the previous two videos, you can find […]
Just Sing, Sing a Song… We could all use a little lift sometimes. Whether the boost you seek is mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, or even intellectual, you may well find you have the perfect instrument at hand: your voice. What’s more, you’re already versed in how to begin using it. All you need for first […]
Sounding in a New Year of Community Wellness Groups I think that many would agree that 2016 has been a challenging year. As we get closer to the end of the year, your thoughts may be trying to figure out ways that you can make 2017 a better one for you. You want to feel […]
This past session of early childhood music classes had a deep impact on me as I feel myself coming more into my own as an early childhood music instructor. With the holiday break before winter session, I am left reflecting on the growth that happened in the classes. With each new class, I find that […]