Are you looking for session inspiration? Are you struggling to meet the needs of various ages and abilities in your session?

Then you’ve come to the right place. 

Membership in the Cafe helps music therapists who work in senior living communities create session plans in the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee. These ideas are fresh and good to the last drop.

Sometimes planning a session takes a lot of time. Looking at the desired goals, outcomes and interests, to develop a topic or theme. You take lots of time finding songs that might work. Then you have to figure out which ones to use, which ones to add to your repertoire…. Maybe you try to find a song for movement or instrument play. You develop materials or conversation ideas to use within the session. Maybe you provide ideas to other caregivers to keep the interaction moving forward.

First thing to do is…

Be sure you are receiving our Quick Sip emails. There we share ideas for sessions along with things to keep you going.

Here to help….

Currently, an annual membership in available. With it you can access all the goods.

Click here to learn more about what annual membership has to offer. 

What music therapists say about the Cafe

JoAnn is so full of brilliant ideas for music-based sessions with seniors and young children that I always know I’ll find a good idea at Music Sparks when I get stuck planning my own sessions. Also, I can always trust that JoAnn will speak with compassion and care about the concerns older adults, young children, and parents may be facing. Music therapists, early childhood educators, activity professionals, parents and caregivers should all be reading JoAnn’s work on a regular basis to keep fresh, meaningful music experiences happening in their day-to-day lives.
Rachelle Norman, MA, MT-BC