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 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

10 Tips for Challenging Behaviors

10 Tips for Challenging Behavior Recently, I had the opportunity to collaborate with a Behavior Intervention Specialist to create a song to help various school professionals, including new staff, remember tips to dealing with challenging behaviors. It is always helpful to review how to handle behaviors and use the resources of other

10 Tips for Challenging Behaviors2020-09-03T18:05:30-07:00

Repertoire Spotlight: Caspar Babypants

Welcome to another repertoire spotlight!  Previously on the MTGO Blog, we've shared 10 Inspirational Songs for Kids & Teens and 5 Ways to Use "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" in Music Therapy.  In this post, I’d like to share a little bit about one of my all-time-favorite but little-known children’s artists, Caspar Babypants!

Repertoire Spotlight: Caspar Babypants2020-08-19T15:38:28-07:00
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