9 Hacks for Session Planning: A Cheat Sheet for you!

9 Hacks for Session Planning: A Cheat Sheet for you!

A lot can go into sessions. What they didn’t teach you in school was how to crank out a variety of session plans while delivering them, documenting progress, learning new songs, prepping all the materials, and cleaning all the instruments. You CAN make it easy...
Do You Make These Session Planning Mistakes?

Do You Make These Session Planning Mistakes?

Mistakes happen with all of us. Mistakes even happen in sessions. With experience mistakes may decrease in frequency and severity. Periodic supervision goes a long way towards our continuing to develop skills and to show areas for improvement. Challenging session can...
4 Shortcuts for Preparing Sessions in Record Time

4 Shortcuts for Preparing Sessions in Record Time

Feeling crunched when it comes to finding enough time to planning and preparing your sessions? Here are 4 shortcuts to help you. Shortcut #1. Block-out time Seriously, block out the time on your schedule. Make it a non-negotiable. It is a commitment to your work....
Take Charge of Your Session Planning

Take Charge of Your Session Planning

Too little or too much planning by a music therapist working in senior living can lead to decreased outcomes for clients. It is time to take charge of your session planning. Maybe because of limited time you plan at the last-minute or put together a short sketch....
Sun, Moon and Stars Session

Sun, Moon and Stars Session

The Sun, Moon and Stars are there to guide us. – Dennis Banks If you’ve struggled to plan a session, let the sun, moon and stars guide you into a senior living session plan (or 3). As a help, you’ll find a Spotify playlist at the end of this post....