Making Music with Your Little Ones: Part 2 of 2

Dance parties, blanket parachutes, and homemade instruments, oh my! Making music with your little ones can be fun, easy, and spontaneous. Moreover, research has shown that engaging in music from an early age has been linked to increases in a number of areas, such as social-emotional skills, fine motor skills, language development, pre-academic

Making Music with Your Little Ones: Part 2 of 22020-08-21T22:49:53-07:00

Adaptive Lessons Part II (Piano)

Adaptive lessons Just a quick review of adaptive lessons: Adaptive lessons are client centered and would be more appropriate for students with special needs. Students are not only able to learn the skill of playing an instrument or singing with better pacing, but they can also make progress in different areas through adaptive

Adaptive Lessons Part II (Piano)2020-12-23T16:28:26-08:00

Music to Give Thanks

Are you running out of ideas for positive expression this fall? I know this has been a tough year for everyone and we’re probably all feeling a little different about the holiday season this year. A few songs I have been using with students and adults to identify opportunities to celebrate for what

Music to Give Thanks2020-12-01T19:42:28-08:00

Music Therapy Winter Interventions

Hello everyone, welcome to another blog post!  Today, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite winter/holiday themed interventions, as well as ways that you can adapt these interventions for your virtual sessions. I’ll also share the goals that you can target with these interventions as well!  Build a Snowman This is an intervention that you

Music Therapy Winter Interventions2020-11-30T10:58:19-08:00

Tactile Speech Prompting

Exploring physical prompts for speech production Producing speech is a complex process that involves coordination between the diaphragm, vocal folds, jaw, lips, tongue, and more.  Speaking requires motor skills that we must practice in order to learn, like riding a bike or shooting baskets (Marisette, 2016). Two of the most common developmental

Tactile Speech Prompting2020-10-13T11:32:41-07:00

Music Therapy Halloween Interventions!

Hello everyone, welcome to another blog post! It is October which officially means it is spooky season (and also one of my favorite times of the year)! As mentioned in some previous blog posts, using themes during your music therapy sessions is great for reality orientation and centering your session around a certain topic.

Music Therapy Halloween Interventions!2020-11-02T10:50:12-08:00

4 Virtual Game Templates for Music Therapy

Looking for fun ways to work on participation and interaction with your music therapy group? Previously on the MTGO blog, we've covered making music with your little ones, an instrument scavenger hunt, and a free career-themed music therapy session plan.  Today I'd like to share both templates and session-ready games that you can use

4 Virtual Game Templates for Music Therapy2020-09-30T10:11:20-07:00
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