My First Last

My First Last Let’s play a word association game. When I say “Music Therapy” you say….?   Let me guess: Death. No?  Yeah, that probably wasn’t your first choice. Or your second … or even your 10th.  I (Macayla) have written before about the privilege [...]

My First Last2020-08-13T10:38:47-04:00

Music Ideas and Tips for Home

Music Ideas and Tips for Home If you’re an overwhelmed, guilty parent, whose singing voice concerns the neighbors and whose repertoire consists of Baby Shark and the ABCs … (can anyone relate?) ... this post is for you.  Here’s a quick list of at-home music [...]

Music Ideas and Tips for Home2020-10-22T16:30:39-04:00

Update due to the MDHHS Order 11/15/2020

Dear Harmony Garden Families and Friends, Every decision that I have made throughout this pandemic, has been to keep families safe. To keep my staff safe. To keep our clients (some with severely compromised health) safe. We are first and foremost, a health care provider. [...]

Update due to the MDHHS Order 11/15/20202020-11-16T16:34:16-05:00

Client Spotlight: Meet Nathan

Client Spotlight: Meet Nathan “I was looking for a place that would help him utilize his gifts and promote growth in verbal communication along with his musical expressions. I was looking for a place to help him learn to understand his emotions and be able [...]

Client Spotlight: Meet Nathan2020-10-22T16:29:00-04:00

Client Spotlight: Meet Alex

Client Spotlight: Meet Alex No one laughed harder than Alex. I’m talking, throw your head back, a grin as wide as your face, eyes closed, shaking laughter. It could be set off by anything--the way an instrument looked or sounded, when he gleefully and continuously [...]

Client Spotlight: Meet Alex2020-10-22T16:28:09-04:00

Seasonal Favorites: Halloween (Early Childhood Edition)

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 [...]

Seasonal Favorites: Halloween (Early Childhood Edition)2020-10-22T16:27:19-04:00

Music and Your Child

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 Your Child2020-07-27T10:34:56-04:00

Music and Bonding

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 Bonding2020-07-27T10:34:24-04:00

Music and Autism

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, [...]

Music and Autism2020-07-27T10:33:49-04:00

Favorite Songs: Hymns

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 [...]

Favorite Songs: Hymns2020-07-27T10:32:38-04:00
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