Thankful

As Thanksgiving weekend is wrapping up and we are entering into the busy holiday season, I wanted to share a song I wrote last year for Thanksgiving. Every year we constantly ask the kids what they are thankful for throughout the month of November, and I wanted to write a song  with a simple melody … More Thankful

On This Day

On this day, four years ago, I was a newlywed, struggling to decide if I should continue to pursue a career in opera and starting to entertain the possibility of going back to school to become a music therapist. Thankfully, my husband was extremely supportive in my decision to attempt to start over professionally. On … More On This Day

Olympics!

I will be the first to admit that I obsessively love the Olympics and watch as many events as I can within the two week coverage. This year I wanted to take a quick break from our “Summer of Love” theme, and I took advantage of the summer Olympics to lead an entire session based … More Olympics!

The Therapeutic Relationship: Building and Ending

I’ve written before about the importance of the therapeutic relationship, and for me, I would say that building relationships is one of my strengths, not to mention one of my favorite aspects of being a music therapist. As music therapists, we build relationships mainly through our music making but there are also so many other elements that … More The Therapeutic Relationship: Building and Ending

Superheroes!

Superheroes to the rescue! As May is Imagination Month here at YCCA, I made a goal to write a new song since it had been awhile since I’d come up with an original composition. Since superheroes are always popular nowadays, why not write a song about all the special powers of superheroes? Dramatic play is an … More Superheroes!

I ♥ Conference

I love going to music therapy conferences. It’s basically a wonderful excuse to build community. When else do you get to get together with hundreds of other music therapists and geek out on music therapy stuff? I had the privilege of attending the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association’s annual conference earlier this … More I ♥ Conference