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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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It’s me! I’m still here!

I can’t believe how long it has been since I have blogged! The summer zoomed by faster than I had anticipated and then September seemed to have disappeared before I could catch my breath! Can you believe it’s already October?! I’m looking forward to the fall – I love the fall – the colours, the […]

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Music Therapy and Music Lessons

Many people wonder what is the difference between a music therapy session and a music lesson? Which would suit my child best, a music therapy session or a music lesson? Depending on what your goals are for your child will determine which stream of music you should ultimately put your child in. A music therapy […]

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Garageband

I use Garageband quite frequently in my music therapy sessions to record improvised music and songs but I also use it tons in my adapted voice lessons. I love watching a student listen to their recorded voice after they have worked so hard to learn a piece of music and who doesn’t love to sing […]

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Happy Music Therapy Month, Canada!

  March is music therapy month in Canada which gives our profession and professionals an opportunity to collectively share what music therapy is about and what we do! Recently I have come across many musicians who are passionate about music and working with people but don’t know anything about the profession of music therapy. If […]

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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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Adapted Music Lessons

  Sometimes kids just want to be kids! When a child has a disability daily therapy can be overwhelming. Between Speech Therapy, Physiotherapy and even Music therapy it can be a long day. CLEAR Music Therapy offers adapted music lessons which meets a child at their ability level and works solely on skills to learn […]

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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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