Thanks, JoAnn! Thanks for sharing. I have often wondered about the connection between SLP and music therapy. I am currently a graduate student in SLP and will definitely incorporate your ideas into future therapy. I truly appreciate you taking the time to comment, Emily! Thanks, also, for sharing the website…I will most definitely check it out!
1. Follow a clear (and simple!) song form:
One of the most valuable things I've ever done was a series of songwriting courses at Berklee College of Music. I was already a songwriter down in my soul, but this helped me learn that songwriting is not only an art, it's also a science. There are tricks to making songs sound pleasing and "correct" to the listener's ears. With a few new tricks up my sleeves, I was more productive, less frustrated and composing better songs.
2. Keep it SIMPLE:
This was my bible during my first year as a professional music therapist. Throughout the nine months prior that I spent in internship, I compiled songs that I thought might come in handy or already had for music therapy sessions. Of course, not every song is relevant anymore, especially now that I write most of my own material.
A piano studio should be warm and inviting, and conducive to teaching and to learning the joys of music. One fun. Paroles de la chanson 'Colors' de Kira Willey. Child Honouring is the only social revolution in history with the child at its heart. It stresses the primacy of early years as key to activating the powerful and positive potential of our species. The Child Honouring principles offer a guide for living as conscious beings. They constitute the basis for a…. This original upbeat tune in Mixolydian tonality is one of my students' favorite hello songs that gets them singing, moving, and improvising in no time. We sing and move "hello" in English, and to spice things up, change it to "hello" in Spanish, French, and Russian. Watch a demo on YouTube for a qu