Music Therapy

The Recorder: Chock Full of Therapeutic Benefits

Are you looking to try something fun and different with your child? Something that offers a hidden therapeutic benefit? Consider the recorder. It's a very basic musical instrument that offers many hidden benefits.  Explore insights...
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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...

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...

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...

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...
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Get Your Child Singing – It’s Therapeutic

Music is therapeutic - so much so that many have chosen professions in music therapy and many receive music therapy as a complementary treatment modality for a variety of isms.  As per the American...

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...
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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...

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...