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ABC’s of DrumSkype

ABC’s of DrumSkype

So far, I've Skyped 4 drumming experiences. I'm so grateful and excited to have taken part in these opportunities! 1. The first one was for Daniel Tague and his music therapy drumming class at the Florida State University. 2. The next one was for Meryl Brown and the...

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VIDEO: People Make Music.

VIDEO: People Make Music.

When I first started to blog, I dreamed of doing a video series called "Music Therapy: Takin it to the streets." It would look similar to Jay Leno's street videos, but instead of catching people off guard and making them look stupid, I wanted to unveil the awesome...

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All aboard! #WRAMTA11 Low-Down

All aboard! #WRAMTA11 Low-Down

#WRAMTA11 is the Twitter hashtag for the 2011 Western Region American Music Therapy conference. If you were able to follow the excitement this past weekend on Twitter, then #WRAMTA11 was the special code that let you in on all the conference goodies, tweet by tweet!...

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Congratulations Online ZEN Participants!

Congratulations Online ZEN Participants!

I’ve been throwing stuff into the Cloud (Internet) for just over a year. The Online ZEN series is just a little bit about how I’m using the Cloud more efficiently to make my life in the physical realm easier. Thanks for joining me in unveiling my rhythm in the Cloud!...

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VIDEO~ Drum Talk: What’s your favorite rhythm language?

VIDEO~ Drum Talk: What’s your favorite rhythm language?

Word on the street is that Babatunde Olatunji came up with a speakable language for African rhythms. Then he passed it on to Arthur Hull and others, who passed it on to me and you and many others. Middle eastern drumming also has a speakable language. You can extract...

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VIDEO: Firework on Boomwhackers

VIDEO: Firework on Boomwhackers

. ← This is Katy Perry. . . . . This is Katy Perry on boomwhackers ↓ If you've never seen a boomwhacker before, then check out 6 Slices of Boomwhacker Heaven for a full description. To play this song with your group of kids (or fun-loving adults), all you need are...

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1:1 Drumming With A Child Who Has Special Needs

1:1 Drumming With A Child Who Has Special Needs

Click for a larger image of the MindMap. Rhythm For Good reader Ray Watters of Drum With Us in the UK, recently asked me for some fresh drumming ideas and rhythm games to play with kids who have special needs. He specifically needs 1:1 ideas (rather than group). I...

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Online Zen 5: Online Adolescence and the Two Selves

Online Zen 5: Online Adolescence and the Two Selves

I’ve been throwing stuff into the Cloud (Internet) only for a year. Online ZEN is just a little bit about how I’m using the Cloud more efficiently to make my life in the physical realm easier. Thanks for joining me in unveiling my rhythm in the Cloud! =)   In a...

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Laryngitis And Letters To My Throat

Laryngitis And Letters To My Throat

One of my most favorite blogs is run by Rachel Rambach at Listen and Learn Music. She is a blogging queen! And a great role model for anyone interested in (1) starting a blog or (2) improving a blog. In one of her latest posts, she mentioned that she lost...

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101 Words People Share After Making Music

101 Words People Share After Making Music

I remember when I was at post #49 in June 2010. I thought, "That would be so cool to make it to the 101st post, and publish 101 words that I've heard people say after making music." I made it! Here's the 101st post on Rhythm For Good. I've been writing this post since...

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New FREE eBook on Making Music!

New FREE eBook on Making Music!

It's here! Simply Be Well, Feel Good, and Make Music has arrived to inspire you, your friends, and your clients to make some music! If you are a music therapist or drum circle facilitator, then feel free to use the information in the eBook for your offerings of...

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Play the Bamboo Flute

Play the Bamboo Flute

The bamboo flute has been my best $3 investment in the past five years. I happened to find one in a bamboo store in Oceanside, CA a few years ago. This bamboo flute in particular is from Indonesia. I use the flute to facilitate drum circles, to share with music-making...

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6 Slices Of Boomwhacker Heaven For Your Enjoyment

6 Slices Of Boomwhacker Heaven For Your Enjoyment

I recently had the good fortune of rescuing a poor little scared, lost boomwhacker from under my couch. I posted a photo of the yellow E boomwhacker recently on Facebook. I assume it cut loose from the mobster pack after the last Great Boomwhacker Escape. After...

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Love is in the air! Heartbeat + Affirmations

Love is in the air! Heartbeat + Affirmations

On Saturday after a music therapy session with a group of Alzheimer's residents, I could feel the love in the air~ As I drove home, I caught myself combining a heartbeat with affirmations. Affirmations are statements made in the present tense that describe something...

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VIDEO: Valentine’s Day with Older Adults, Peg O My Heart

VIDEO: Valentine’s Day with Older Adults, Peg O My Heart

Happy Valentine's Day coming up! Yesterday, I asked the Facebook readers whether they preferred chocolate or flowers. The readers were becoming upset about having to choose. So, here's the best I could do: chocolate-covered hearts. If anyone has a flower-shaped...

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Online ZEN 3: Create A Website In 4 Minutes

Online ZEN 3: Create A Website In 4 Minutes

I’ve been throwing stuff into the Cloud (Internet) only for a year. Online ZEN is just a little bit about how I’m using the Cloud more efficiently to make my life in the physical realm easier. Thanks for joining me in unveiling my rhythm in the Cloud! =) To the left...

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Alzheimer’s Communication: Validation Versus Approval

Alzheimer’s Communication: Validation Versus Approval

A caregiver at a facility that I serve regularly said something that has since moved me to examine my practice with memory care residents. After a couple of brief statements that led me to believe that one resident was not oriented to time and place, this resident...

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Online ZEN 2: Inboxes~ the Seductresses

Online ZEN 2: Inboxes~ the Seductresses

I've been throwing stuff into the Cloud (Internet) only for a year. Online ZEN is just a little bit about how I'm using the Cloud more efficiently to make my life in the physical realm easier. Thanks for joining me in unveiling my rhythm in the Cloud! =) Do you ever...

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Music Therapy State Recognition Operational Plan

Music Therapy State Recognition Operational Plan

Many of us music therapy bloggers are participating in an advocacy project for the month of January, and here's my post to add to the mix! Our plan this month is to increase awareness of what board-certification means. We'd like to make sure that the MT-BC is a...

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