[Webinar] Music and the 21st Century Student

Different student needs in today’s music class It’s hard to believe that it’s already that time of year when teachers and students are going back to school. I know that every teacher wants their students to have the best year yet, but sometimes a student’s personal mental health challenges or sensory needs get in the […]

Drumming to Get Unstuck

Sometimes it can be difficult to move forward in life. We can feel stuck. Our thoughts and feelings prevent us from taking action. In this video, I talk a bit about how playing a buffalo drum can be an effective way for moving stuck energy in our bodies, leading to new insights. If you’re feeling […]

Music Therapy and Trauma

Everyone experiences challenges in life. Sometimes these challenges can provide us with great opportunities for personal growth. Yet sometimes these challenges can prove to be traumatic. If left untreated or unacknowledged, these experiences can lead to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD can be debilitating because it has a physiological, mental, emotional, and social impact on […]

The Magic of the Present Moment

Many times we find ourselves stuck in the past or anticipating the future. Living life in this way can result in our feeling ungrounded or distracted. It takes us away from the magic that is the present moment, wherein we can experience life fully as it is. There are a variety of reasons as to […]

Monkey Mind and Mindfulness

It seems fair to say that everyone has, at one point in their life, had an experience of “monkey mind” where their thoughts were frantically jumping from thought to thought. “Monkey Mind” is a term from Buddhism that describes that unsettling state of mind where our thoughts seem to be like a monkey swinging from […]