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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...

Intergenerational resources

Music Therapy and other great resources

Sharing Hope through Music

Sharing Hope through Music

From time to time, we all need a little hope. Life challenges come our way. Things outside our control take a toll on our situation. Pain and suffering may become a part of our experience. There are times we can draw hope from within ourselves. At other moments, that...

Plan to Grow Your Sessions

Plan to Grow Your Sessions

There have been a lot of "growing" focused session shares on Music Sparks. From suggesting you plant kisses with preschoolers to gardens of songs for preschoolers or older adults to an intergenerational flower sing-along. (Just to highlight a few.) Whether it is...

Get ’em Relating

Get ’em Relating

Whether you work or live with older adults or with preschoolers, relationships are a part of their (and your) lives. Those relationships can happen within a variety of roles: Family member to family member. Client to caregiver. Between two people receiving care. And...