Seasonal Favorites: Halloween (Early Childhood Edition) Halloween cookies, carving pumpkins, costumes, and face paint - there are many reasons to love the Halloween season - especially when you have a little one to enjoy it with! October is definitely a favorite season around Harmony Garden [...]
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Music and Your Child Music Before Childbirth Your baby can hear in-utero as early as 18 weeks. Sounds and words are muffled, but melodies can be clear. Before the big day, personalized songs and lullabies can be recorded and put into a playlist. These songs [...]
Music and Bonding Did you know? Music helps build relationships between a child and their caregivers -- all their caregivers: mothers, fathers, grandparents, foster parents, nannies, etc.! While studies have shown that babies can hear and bond with their mother’s voice in the womb and [...]
Music and Autism For individuals with diagnoses on the autism spectrum, music therapy provides a unique variety of music experiences in an intentional and developmentally appropriate manner to effect changes in behavior and facilitate development of skills. Music therapy may include the use of behavioral, [...]
Favorite Songs: Hymns While my hospice patients love their fair share of Rock-n-Roll, R&B, Soul, Country, Jazz, Oldies, Broadway, and Pop (yes, even current pop), I can’t deny that many of my patients loooove a good ol’ gospel hymn. Here’s a list of well-loved hospice [...]
Make More Music Music therapy is a researched, evidence-based clinical profession provided by clinicians who have completed a four year music therapy specific degree, clinical practica, a clinical internship under direct supervision, and have passed a national board certification examination. But music therapists don’t own [...]
Music Therapy and Hospice Did you know that music lasts longer than almost any other memories? That’s because music utilizes the entire brain to process, so even as we age and in dementia and Alzheimer’s, music can still be accessed in certain parts of our [...]
A Week in the Life of a Music Therapist: Macayla Statler, MT-BC Working telehealth from home leaves a lot of open time for research and content creation, so I asked my friends and family, “What would you like to read about regarding music therapy?” I [...]
Easy 1, 2, and 3 Chord Songs for Teens and Adults As someone who does adapted lessons and also taught ukulele classes before everything switched online, I have done my fair share of googling to find the best 1, 2, and 3 chord songs to [...]
Easy 1, 2, and 3 Chord Songs for Children As someone who does adapted lessons and also taught ukulele classes before everything switched online, I have done my fair share of googling to find the best 1, 2, and 3 chord songs to teach my [...]