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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

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...

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...

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

Travel through life connected

Travel through life connected

When we travel through life connected to others, things change. The quality of that change, the paths that change takes us on are dependent upon those with whom we connect.   Humans are by nature social beings. That doesn't mean we all love to be in a swarm of people....

10 Cool Sessions You’ve Never Thought Of

10 Cool Sessions You’ve Never Thought Of

In the heat of summer, cooling off sounds nice. Maybe you cool off with a dip in the pool or sitting in the shade. Maybe you turn up the AC or fan. The cooling need not end with you. Adding a little cool to your music sessions can be a delight for young and old. Here...

The Best June Plans are Exceptional Delicacies

The Best June Plans are Exceptional Delicacies

What exceptional delicacies will you offer through your June music sessions? Why the questioning look? Delicacy is a quality. Sometimes when we apply to someone we mean they are frail or in ill-health.  Maybe you are thinking strange or exotic foods? Other times...