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Cookies!

Wow… I have have been missing in action in the blogging world! Juggling motherhood & working has been busy! I wanted to pop in and say HI! and share a new song I wrote to promote early lip sounds. I had a speech path ask for a motivating song to get those lips moving. What’s […]

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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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What is Music Therapy?

Although my family, friends and community are extremely supportive of music therapy many of them still stop to ask, “so…what is music therapy?” According to the Canadian Association for Music Therapy they define music therapy as: …the skillful use of music and musical elements by an accredited music therapist to promote, maintain, and restore mental, […]

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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Music Therapy Program

  It was at Capilano University in the Music and Medicine course when I first heard about music therapy being used in the NICU. I could not believe how beneficial music could be for someone who should not be in the world yet. I wanted to learn more and see how I could provide music […]

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Are You Pinning?

  The website, Pinterest seems to be all the rage at the moment even if you don’t have a smart phone to enjoy it’s easy to use app. So what is pinning anyways? Pinterest is a website that allows you to create a virtual cork board by “pinning” websites and ideas. Just think how much […]

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New Studio Space

I am very excited to present the new CLEAR Music Therapy studio space! Tomorrow is the first day back after a long break and I can’t wait! As you can see there was not much construction in my office space… just a lot of organizing. It is so great to have a space where I […]

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Adapted Piano or Voice Lessons for Children with Special Needs in Calgary, Alberta

Christmas is just around the corner and if you’re looking for a great Christmas present for a child with special needs in Calgary, Alberta consider getting them music lessons! Each lesson is adapted specifically for that individual to excel in a success-based environment! Discover how music lessons can build confidence and develop a new love […]

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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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