Dec 11

New Tune Tuesday: Play The Kazoo With Me

There something about song rewrites and piggy backing melodies that I am addicted to! I love changing the words to songs, and I have posted a few here (I Can Talk, It’s Time for Music Therapy, Tell Me Yes or No, Dancing Shoes, My Phone Number). I believe it is a tool that many music …

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Dec 04

Winds of Change: Part 3- Looking on the Bright Side

In the past month I have felt more happiness than I have felt  in a long time. My days are busy, but not nearly as hectic and stressful as they had previously been, and I spend a lot of my time developing my future. So how do I fill my day? Here are my three big focuses …

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Dec 01

Winds of Change: Part 2- Taking a Different Path

  Back in September I had to make a tough decision to take the pressure off of myself and discontinue putting out a new song each week. Life was completely overwhelming, and it was one of the things I had to let go of in hope of maintaining some order. In Part 1 of Winds …

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Nov 29

Winds of Change: Part 1- 2012 AMTA Wrap Up

In October I had the opportunity to attend the American Music Therapy Association’s National Conference in St. Charles, IL. As usual, I had an amazing conference experience filled with new ideas and networking. I was also fortunate to have the conference site only few miles from my home!  This conference will forever mean a great …

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Sep 24

Taking Life One Day At A Time

Life is a journey. The future can not be predicted, and there is no way to remedy the past. It is just a sereis of events that need to be addressed as they come. Many people believe they create their futures, but new circumstances arrise that ignite a chain of reactions the alter the original …

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Sep 19

New Tune Tuesday: It Is Time To Skip Count

With the busy, busy school, I have had to become creative in continuing to share new music with you! This week I took my hand a video. With “It Is Time To Skip Count”, you can utilize the following video to practice skip counting by 2′s, 5′s, and 10′s. All numbers will appear on the …

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Sep 11

New Tune Tuesday: Transition Songs

I am breaking from my tradition this week by not providing a recording to the following two songs I am going to share with you. I will eventually record these for teachers I work with, but I am barely staying afloat the past two weeks between taking 2 courses this semester, working fulltime, and my …

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Sep 04

New Tune Tuesday: Freedom of Speech

“Freedom Speech” was written with the late elementary and jr. high age students in mind. The purpose of this song to talk about what freedom of speech is (1st amendment) and how to be respectful while exercising your freedom of speech. Just because we have the right to say what we want, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t …

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Aug 28

New Tune Tuesday: Following The Leaders

Growing up, I watched nearly every Disney movie out there. I had my favorites (Lady and the Tramp and 101 Dalmations), but I also really liked Peter Pan. When i was looking to write a song about the different authority figures we need to listen to and the importance of following their rules, Following the Leader …

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Aug 20

New Tune Tuesday: School Tools

Last week I shared a song that talked about all the fun we can have at school. This week I break down the specific tools we use to learn. “School Tools” is a very basic song that mentions pencil, markers, backpack, chair, folder, and desk. The simple melody can make this song a great tool …

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