Music Therapy

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Ignite the Imagination! DIY Musical Instruments

Miles Davis, the famous jazz pianist once said, "I'll play it first and tell you what it's called later." By that I'm sure he was speaking of musical improvisation. Great creative musicians, as well...
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Music Therapy and Fun Rhythm Games

The two main components of a musical rhythm are the beat/pulse and the rhythmic unit. They both appear repeatedly in almost every piece of music. The pulse is simple and repeats in a continuous...
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May the Holidays Ring Out with Musical Benefits

With the holidays just around the corner, many children and parents are thinking about celebrations and gifts.  As you do, I encourage you to think about music. Holiday concerts provide a great opportunity to introduce...

Handwriting and Music: The Strong Correlation

How many of us can remember the endless and tedious penmanship exercises we had to endure learning to write cursive? We sat for hours practicing our loops, swirls, circles, etc., sometimes being allowed to...

Use Wind Chimes to Soothe Your Child

The wind chime is an exotic and beautiful instrument which has a gentle wavy movement and produces the most pleasant and calming sounds. Thanks to these qualities, it is an excellent first musical instrument...

Playing Handbells to Improve Memory, Communication, and Much More

A set of handbells is an unusual musical instrument, suitable for children of all ages and in various developmental stages. Handbells are bells designed to be rung by hand and are generally played in...

Special Needs and Song Writing

Historically, songwriting has been a very powerful voice for people to share their feelings, their stories, their achievements, their motivations and so much more. It can also provide a great way for children to...

Music as a Nonverbal Form of Communication

As we explore the field of Music Therapy, it’s important to understand how to incorporate this treatment into your child’s life. The use of Music Therapy is a unique application of music to enhance...

Honoring Classical Music Month

Classical music is a very popular and commonly used term, although it is sometimes confusing as it has more than one meaning. It can refer to a type of music whose defining characteristics are...