Ways to spin a single song into a session plan

Ways to spin a single song into a session plan

As mentioned in Crafting a Plan, spinning a song into a session plan is a major source of inspiration. Often the impetus is a song mentioned or sung by a senior living resident. The way it spins forth varies. Here are 6 ways to spin a single song into a session plan....

Crafting a plan

Crafting a session plan ALWAYS starts with the person or group for whom it is being prepared. What role does the session play in their care? What goals need to be addressed? Upon what strengths am I building? With that in mind, it is time to get the creative ideas...
Simplify your music

Simplify your music

Making music simple can be driven from either a client or therapist side. Clients may be agitated by an instrument or by the sound level, or they may have processing issues. Maybe they request a change. Maybe a change is needed to bring them closer to a goal. As a...
Simplify your supplies

Simplify your supplies

It is time to simplify your supplies. REALLY! “Simplicity is complex. It’s never simple to keep things simple. Simple solutions require the most advanced thinking.” ― Richie Norton It takes a lot of thought and advanced planning to simplify what we take into...
Let’s flourish

Let’s flourish

Flourish. A word with so many means. Many of them apply to music therapy. According to the Online Etymology Dictionary (Douglas Harper, Historian. 4 Jan. 2017) , flourish can mean many thing. My favorites are: “to be in a vigorous state; thrive:” “to...

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