Music and memory are inextricably linked- just as our favorite films have iconic soundtracks, so do many of us have a soundtrack to the recollection of our own lives. ...I have seen the power of music to bring back speech that was thought lost, increase engagement and connection, and b...

January 17, 2019

We all know at least one Veteran, whether it be a family member or a friend. Sometimes our loved ones experience anxiety and have difficulty sharing about their time serving in the military.

Over 4 years ago, I had the wonderful experience of completing my music therapy internship at the...

Have you ever noticed how two people can observe the same scenario and see two completely different things???

Imagine this scene...

Person 1:

There was a huge eruption of water, like a volcano! Everyone was yelling and running to get out of the way.

Some people looked scared, but others wer...

Thank you, Julie, for this fantastic guest post! 

How can music affect your child's literacy skills?

Learn more below!

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Music has a remarkable capacity for helping young people develop communication skills and many abilities they need to succeed in school.

There’...

November 18, 2018

I’m convinced my mother is solely responsible for keeping the Hallmark Channel in business.

As soon as halloween passes and canned recordings of sleigh bells hit the airwaves, she’s watching the latest Christmas movie.

The holidays can be a wonderful opportunity to see friends and famil...

I recently had the pleasure of connecting with Julie Morris, who is a life and career coach!

She thrives on helping others live their best lives.

It’s easy for her to relate to clients who feel run over by life because she’s been there. After years in a successful (but unfulfilling) care...

October 7, 2018

I have a confession to make: I was an emo kid. We’re a dying breed- the Vans Warped Tour just finished its last run, and scene music has been replaced by a preponderance of ukuleles and computerized beats. Kids just don’t angst like they used to.

But I digress- for me, a pretty sheltered...

September 10, 2018

Because music activates both hemispheres of the brain, and can incorporate both listening and sound production, it’s an excellent tool for improving communication.

Being a music therapist means constantly being asked "What is music therapy?" That’s kind of like asking “what is music?” We can all pretty much agree that it’s sound organized in time, but the nuances can be debated. While music therapists adjust our practice to meet the ne...

The act of making music is inherently communicative. This is just one reason it is such a powerful force for increasing social skills...

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