Kids today face bullying in ways that are hard to imagine. Unfortunately, many LGBTQ students experience bullying. In this post, I talk a bit about the state of bullying against LGBTQ students in Boulder County and the effects that such bullying can have.
The Experiences of Teenagers Do you remember what it was like to be a teenager? I think many of us tend to remember the teenage years as being a difficult or awkward time. It was difficult because we didn’t exactly know who we were, other than we weren’t sure if we wanted to be who […]
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.
There is value to music education that goes beyond learning music. In this post, I share a bit about what a person can learn through music.
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 […]
The Life Path of SoundWell Music Therapy Have you ever yearned for a place where you could be and create what you know lives within you? Yet, you weren’t quite sure if you’d ever find such a place where you could be? Up until a few weeks ago, that was me with my business. July […]
music therapy with LGBT clients Since June is Pride Month, I wanted to share some snapshots of my work providing music therapy with LGBT clients. Over the course of my career as a therapist and educator, I’ve worked with LGBT and asexual teens who were struggling with their sexual orientation and worried about how their […]
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 […]