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

Adaptive Lessons Part I (Guitar)

What are adaptive lessons? Everyone can create great sounding music if they find the right way! Music is a universal language to express our emotions and to communicate with others. With simple adaptations, we can make and perform music no matter age, disability, or impairment. Compared to regular lessons, adaptive lessons are

Adaptive Lessons Part I (Guitar)2020-12-23T16:30:30-08:00

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 Session Planning For Groups: Using Themes

Hi there everyone, and welcome to another blog post!  This week, we’re going to talk about themes! This can be a great option to help plan your session for several reasons which we will break down more later, including… It can help clients with reality orientation Centers the session around a specific topic Helps

Music Therapy Session Planning For Groups: Using Themes2020-11-02T10:48:03-08:00

Spotify Playlists with Various Themes for use in Music Therapy!

Hi everyone! Ah, Spotify. An incredible tool for listening to, finding and learning new music. It is common to get caught in a rut during your sessions and feel uninspired when it comes to finding new music- I often find myself guilty of using the same songs over and over again. Spotify

Spotify Playlists with Various Themes for use in Music Therapy!2020-11-02T10:50:43-08:00

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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