Mountain Top Songs

As requested in a recent poll, the JoAnn’s Gems newsletter scheduled for release on Sunday, March 6, 2001 is themed around mountain experiences.  In April, I will be sharing a music therapy session titled “Mountain Top Sing-along” with my Sterling...
Song stories

Song stories

This week, at the request of a resident,  I learned an old hymn in public domain “Let the Lower Lights Keep Burning”.  The imagery of the hymn is very foreign to the plains of Kansas yet is well depicted in the lyrics.  The person making the request...

Dance

Music and dance just seem to go together.  No matter our age or ability, we want to move in certain ways to certain songs.  As a music therapist I often make use of this in planning my sessions.  So when I came across a poem this week entitled “Dance” I...

Memories of the 4th

Holidays are days filled with emotions, imagery, and entertainment for many.  The 4th of July is no exception.  Our community band closes its season on the 4th of July with the evening concert at the Fort. Fireworks are part of the day’s highlights as are family...
On the beach…

On the beach…

The sound of the waves gently breaking on the beach is a favorite of mine.  Being barefoot in the sand on a sunny day is a joy.  Lots of songs come to mind when I think of the beach including:   “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay”, Otis Redding “Walking on...