‘Tis the season for lots of holiday-themed session plans for myself and the rest of my team!
This Kwanzaa song has become one of my favorite pieces to pull out for some of my larger groups. It’s simple format makes it easy to add lots of fun improvisational elements like group drumming, creative movement, or songwriting.
I also love this song because students have the opportunity to explore different words in Swahili – which can be a great speech and language exercise.
What cool holiday-themed ideas are YOU using in your sessions? I would love to hear in the comments below! Happy session planning!
This year’s AMTA Conference was absolutely incredible! I had the opportunity to connect and learn from so many inspiring therapists who I have looked up to for quite some time!
One of my favorite conference experiences was presenting #HowToBeAnAwesomeMTOnline with music therapy powerhouses like Kat Fulton, Rachel See, Michelle Erfurt, and JoAnn Jordan! These ladies to incredible work online and it was an honor to share the stage with them this year!
I was so excited about this presentation that I put together this little promotional video! Even though conference is over, I thought it still might be fun to share it with you all on the blog!
I’ll be back with a more detailed conference recap soon! Have a great Thanksgiving break, everyone!
Who has two thumbs and is super pumped for the 2013 AMTA National Conference in Jacksonville, Florida?! THIS GIRL! There is so much to love about music therapy conferences – the networking, the jam sessions, the awesome presentations, CMTE credits….I could go on and on and on! Anyways, if you’re going to be headed to […]
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