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Welcome to Music Sparks! We’re glad you are here.

This page will assist you in navigating to those resources which best meet your current needs. Through this website and three sister sites we are here to enrich lives through music (and a few other resources).

Add a spark of music to lives

Whether you work with older adults, preschoolers or both together, you’ll find sparks of ideas to guide you on your way. Our Things to Know page will guide you in your search.

Are you a music therapist working with older adults?

Session Cafe serves up resources to support you in preparing your sessions. In addition to weekly Quick Sips of ideas, membership provides options provide you access to session starters sure to help you plan a session in the time it takes to sip a cup of coffee.

Are you looking for caregiver support?

Sparks 2 Enrich hosts our resources for caregivers. Within those pages you’ll find items for two purposes.

  1. Assisting people in confidently using music to best meet your seniors’ needs.
  2. Supporting caregivers in their self-care efforts.

Looking for ways to enrich your life?

Musical Gems provides ideas to bring more joy & fulfillment in lives.

Just as facets of a diamond can be exposed in the cut, facets of our life can be changed to reflect more beauty. Musical Gems shares the journey of enjoying life with a focus is on doTERRA Essential Oils and music.

Blog resources for you

Older adult resources

Movement Songs for Senior Living

Movement Songs for Senior Living

Go to Pinterest and search for action songs and you get tons of fun things for children. For those in senior living you get ____ (insert the sound of crickets). It isn't that action or movement needs to be a necessary part of sessions. Sometimes it is nice to move for...

7 Best Eldercare Music Resources

7 Best Eldercare Music Resources

Having access to quality resources can make a world of difference in the application process. These days the eldercare industry is blooming with new ones. Here are seven eldercare music resources. (Click on the names to go to the resource.) They are in presented in...

Preschool resources

I Hear the Train

I Hear the Train

"I hear the train a comin', It's rolling round the bend.." - "Folsom Prison Blues" "Come ride the little train that is rolling down the tracks to the junction.." - "Petticoat Junction" These opening word from "Folsom Prison Blues" and "Petticoat Junction" capture many...

Simply Love

Simply Love

Love. Simply love. During February we observe American Heart Month, Creative Romance, National Heart Month and National Library Lovers Month. Reading this list of February month-long observances "simply love" springs to mind. Trying to simplify my work, I'm...

Intergenerational resources

Music Therapy and other great resources

Book Review: The Book of Joy

Book Review: The Book of Joy

Joy is.... The answers are varied and for many of us not something we can set in stone. Joy can seem fleeting. Yet, it is something we all strive to have in our lives. It was during a challenging period of my life I sat down and read The Book of Joy*(Affiliate link)....

Movement Songs for Senior Living

Movement Songs for Senior Living

Go to Pinterest and search for action songs and you get tons of fun things for children. For those in senior living you get ____ (insert the sound of crickets). It isn't that action or movement needs to be a necessary part of sessions. Sometimes it is nice to move for...

7 Best Eldercare Music Resources

7 Best Eldercare Music Resources

Having access to quality resources can make a world of difference in the application process. These days the eldercare industry is blooming with new ones. Here are seven eldercare music resources. (Click on the names to go to the resource.) They are in presented in...