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Where has the time gone?!

I’m back! I have been missing in action but I have a good excuse! I had a baby! A beautiful baby girl and my whole world has changed. It’s amazing what a baby can do to your life. All of a sudden a sink full of dishes, a ringing phone, endless emails, social obligations all […]

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Lullabies

Individuals are always encouraged by music therapists to sing to their children. It can be hard though, trying to remember songs from the past and all their words. Even recalling a song can be difficult when you haven’t been in the world of children’s music for decades. Lullabies are such a natural way to bond […]

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Music Therapy Association of Alberta

  Exciting things are happening in Alberta for Music Therapy. The Music Therapy Association of Alberta (MTAA) is back up and running! The MTAA is an association that will provide continuing education about music therapy, music therapy resources, how to find a music therapist in your city, advocacy for music therapy and much more. The […]

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10 More Sleeps!!

It is officially 10 sleeps until Christmas Day and I can’t wait! The excitement is building in the air as we all wrap up loose ends and have our last sessions before Christmas! There is one more week until the holiday break starts and just enough time to squeeze in this intervention. I found this […]

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Decorating a Christmas Tree Through Song!

Look at that plain ol’ tree – it needs a little love and some decorations! This morning at Mini Melodies Mommy & Me Music class we decorated our christmas tree through song! It was so much fun to have the children each pick out what they wanted to put on the tree and sing the […]

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Five Gingerbread Men

  This intervention is perfect for the holiday season! Who doesn’t want to sing about gingerbread men cookies?! This song touches on many different goals such as impulse control, counting, socialization, participation and taking turns. It is always a hit with younger children especially if you can exaggerate and go over the top with the […]

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CLEAR Music Therapy Newsletter Vol 1. Issue 1.

  The first CLEAR Music Therapy Newsletter issue is out! If you want to be apart of the mailing list please leave a comment with your email address or contact me at julie@clearmusictherapy.com!

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It is Snowing!

I think the snow is finally here to stay! We have been very lucky with just little spurts of it here and there, but I think the time has finally come for winter. I love children’s songs about weather. ┬áTalking about the weather brings up so many different topics to talk about, like activities, what […]

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Halloween Stew

  Halloween is landing on a Monday this year which makes for extra celebration on the Friday before, during the weekend and on the day! Here is a simple intervention to encourage participation, impulse control and social interaction. You will need a small to large parachute and scarves. ┬áSpread out the parachute and talk about […]

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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, Everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone! In Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving a little bit earlier than our neighbours down south! The first weekend in October welcomes us with turkey, pumpkin pie & a holiday Monday! I’m sure my fellow Canadians are busy getting their houses prepared for family and figuring out what ingredients they will need for the […]

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