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VIDEO: The Perfect Rainstorm~ Activities for the Elderly

VIDEO: The Perfect Rainstorm~ Activities for the Elderly

I've recently been working on socialization, providing an outlet for creative expression, decreasing isolation, providing a basis for reminiscence, improving communication, managing stress, and promoting wellness in my older adult clients. I provide music therapy to...

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The Music Therapy Show Transcription

The Music Therapy Show Transcription

Last Friday, I was honored to be a guest on the longest-running music therapy podcast, Janice Harris's Music Therapy Show. I spoke about music therapy in corporate settings, self-care, and wellness. I transcribed the show below. (I have a new-found appreciation for...

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8 Tips for Self Care While Serving a Client

8 Tips for Self Care While Serving a Client

How many times have you heard "If you can't take care of yourself, then you can't take care of others." A million times, right? This is so significant in my life that I even manage to take care of myself while facilitating sessions. I wouldn't say I've mastered it...

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MythBuster Countdown #2: Kum Ba Yah Campfire Tours

MythBuster Countdown #2: Kum Ba Yah Campfire Tours

I've been toggling between two #2's in the Countdown, and this one was most entertaining, so here you have it: Music therapists travel from campfire to campfire singing Kum Ba Yah! I'll do my best to debunk this one. As I recall when I completed my Masters in Music...

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11 Reasons Why Drums Work: Activities for the Elderly

11 Reasons Why Drums Work: Activities for the Elderly

Singing, moving, dancing, song-writing, relaxing, caring for self, improvising, and playing an assortment of instruments are essential to a quality music therapy & wellness program for older adults. Music therapists use music as the medium for providing cognitive...

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VIDEO: Introducing Lady Gaga to Boomwhackers

VIDEO: Introducing Lady Gaga to Boomwhackers

In June I went to UCSD's Camp Kesem with the Cancer Coping Center to drum and make music with kids who have parents with cancer. We played an arrangement of I Gotta Feelin' by the Black Eyed Peas on BOOMWHACKERS! When I shared my arrangement online, I was humbled by...

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Drum Call with Christine Stevens

Drum Call with Christine Stevens

Listen to the archived Drum Call here. Christine Stevens of UpBeat Drum Circles and I had a fun time dishing about drumming and music therapy. Thanks to all the great questions by the callers! Topics covered were: 1. Self-care 2. Social media and social networking to...

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VIDEO: Mashup for Drumming with Older Adults: Ayub + Opera

VIDEO: Mashup for Drumming with Older Adults: Ayub + Opera

Ayub Rhythm + Habanera from Bizet's Carmen = Successful Older Adult Drumming and Singing Here's a fun way to drum with older adults in your music therapy or group drumming sessions. I particularly enjoy introducing something new by way of something old and familiar....

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Start Drumming ~ 3 Beginner Drums

Start Drumming ~ 3 Beginner Drums

So, you like the idea of drumming, but where do you start and what kind of drum should you get? A million drums are out there from all over the world. Small ones, big ones, drums that are played in your lap, in your hand, on the floor, on the side, with a mallet,...

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Contest WINNER and New Name: Rhythm for Good

Contest WINNER and New Name: Rhythm for Good

Ladies and Gentleman, I ran a contest for new blog title submissions. Everybody voted. Thanks for voting! Now, it is with great honor that I present the prize winnings to Katherine Allen King for her submission "Drumming Up Wellness." The contest came down to two...

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MythBuster Countdown #6: Mozart Makes Your Kid a GENIUS

MythBuster Countdown #6: Mozart Makes Your Kid a GENIUS

Just after I began the MythBuster Countdown series, a colleague of mine Kimberly Sena Moore published this post in Psychology Today: The Mozart Effect Doesn't Work... Talk about perfect timing! Now I don't have to work so hard to prove my point. Check out her post for...

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Boomwhackers and Black Eyed Peas in… SCOTLAND

I'm really enjoying being a part of this enormous online community of music therapists, drum circle facilitators, and music-making enthusiasts. There are so many brilliant and talented people out there, and I've been thrilled to be involved in the music-making blogger...

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MythBuster Countdown #7: Drumming is for Hippies Only

MythBuster Countdown #7: Drumming is for Hippies Only

Is drumming for hippies? Yes. Is drumming for non-hippies? Yes. First of all, I want to point out that (executives in many cases of) the following Fortune 500 companies have used drumming for team building: Qualcomm, Sprint, PepsiCo, IBM, Nike, AT&T, Honeywell...

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New Name, New Look Coming

New Name, New Look Coming

Win Dave Holland's Drumagination and Oliver Sacks' Musicophilia! If you enter a blog title that I actually use, then I will send you these prize items for FREE. I need your help. This blog is getting a new look and a new name! In choosing a new name, we've got to...

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3 EASY Home Recording Equipment Pieces to Get Started

Thanks to recommendations from Rachel Rambach, a fellow music therapist and singer/song-writer in Illinois, I have purchased and experimented with some new home recording equipment. Rachel is the author of Listen and Learn, and if you need songs for kids, then you've...

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Bhangra Rhythm and Drumming with Indian Professionals

On Saturday, I facilitated a drum circle for the San Diego Network of Indian Professionals in supporting Child Rights and You, an organization dedicated to restoring the rights of underprivileged children. Here's the play-by-play: I arrive with the drums. We set up...

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