Just Make It Up!

You want me to improvise? Are you crazy? What do you mean I have to just make up notes? What if I sing the wrong one? I remember at my interview at Drexel, the music therapy director asked me if I had ever improvised, and I shook my head, cringing a little in embarrassment at my … More Just Make It Up!

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Using Nice Words

For two year olds, “Please” and “Thank you” are hard to remember but we insist that the kids use the words constantly throughout the day. I knew that one of my first songs I needed to write for my work at YCCA would be a “please and thank you” song. One Sunday evening, I sat … More Using Nice Words

Let’s start at the very beginning….

…. A very good place to start. At the age of 32, I finally have started the career that I was meant to have, being a music therapist. After years of piecing together work as an aspiring opera singer/voice teacher/choir director/doggie day care attendant/administrative assistant/musical theater camp counselor, at 30 years old, I went back … More Let’s start at the very beginning….