CONFESSION • I have this keyboard in my room right now, my neighbour lent it to me because he's all over his banjo these days and the keys are getting lonely. So I've had it for a month and haven't played it once!!! And you know what? I haven't played my sax for 5 years!!! I KNOW! 😵That thing used to kind of define me! (Even after the 90's when it wasn't cool any more). There is this occupational hazard that comes with being a music therapist... Your hobby becomes your job, and your 'you' music takes back seat to your 'work' music. I'm not quite sure what to do about it, but you know how when you admit something 'out loud' it loses some of its power?? I'm betting writing this post is all I need to motivate myself to at least have a whirl on these keys tomorrow😊... Stay tuned! Xxx #musictherapistlife
During my first pregnancy, I completely gave up coffee and drank green smoothies every morning instead. I got back on the coffee train after my son was born, but green smoothies are still my go-to energizing snack. I have a full afternoon of music therapy sessions, lessons, and then a music class at Funshop, so this green fuel will be put to good use!
So excited to see one of my pediatric music therapy interventions featured in a magazine! 🤗😮Thank you Imagine!! #goals❤️ . Part of my role as an intern at Lurie Children's Hospital was to help kiddos stay calm and regulated during medical procedures. It was often difficult for them to grasp the concept of deep breathing, so I created this song about blowing up a balloon to model the action. I hope others can use it to help their little ones breathe deeply during times of stress! Pre-k teachers, mamas, or anyone working with early childhood should check out this fantastic resource- the entire magazine is filled with great ideas and information! . www.imagine.musictherapy.biz I'm in the 2016 issue but they just released a new one as well! #musictherapy#musictherapistlife#myheart#pediatricmusictherapy