Color inspired drumming

Color inspired drumming

It is common for me to ask drum circle participants to create and to share a rhythm pattern. This can be a challenge for the seniors and preschoolers with whom I work. So when Teach Piano Today shared a post on using paint chips for improve, this spurred some colored...
Family in Songs with Seniors

Family in Songs with Seniors

What comes to mind when you hear the word family? Is it lots of people or a small group? Are they only blood relatives or does it include neighbors? Does it bring up positive or negative emotions? Does it make you feel happy or sad? What family members did you live...
A World Full of Music

A World Full of Music

Two of the assisted living facilities I visit have a world music theme this month. As St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, I’ll be leaning more that direction. Never the less, I’m sharing some of my ideas which may assist you in planning a...
Shadow Songs for Ground Hog Day Fun

Shadow Songs for Ground Hog Day Fun

Work or live with older adults? Are you are a music therapist, a caregiver, or a volunteer wanting a few songs for Ground Hog Day? Try a few shadow songs like these: Shadow of Your Smile Me and My Shadow Love Walked In On the Sunny Side of the Street (lyrics speak of...