By the time you read this, I hope to be relaxing on a hammock next to the lake…
My family and I are taking off this week, going on our very first family vacation! I’ve written about this before, but I truly believe it’s important–necessary, even–to take the occasional break.
But I didn’t want to leave you hanging! Here are links to 13 articles I’ve been reading by other fabulous music therapy bloggers. From sensory-friendly concerts to clinical space considerations to the pros and cons of picking, the wealth of knowledge, innovation, and inspiration from my colleagues and friends is…well, inspiring!
- The Musical Autist: Sensory-Friendly Concert, 5-14-11, Millersville, MD. Join us!!
- Music Therapy Drumming: Video: Introduction to Conga Technique and Play
- Involve Me Music: Adapting the National Standards Series: Introduction
- The Eclectic Guitar: Lub Dub Dub…I’m Hitting a Drum: Drum Circle Facilitation
- Inside the Music (Therapy) Studio: Of Parents, Attachment, and Surprise Outcomes
- More with Music: To Pick or Not to Pick?
- Music Makes Sense: Music for Relaxation: A Flowchart for Decision-Making
- Key Changes Music Therapy: Why Music Therapy Works: Older Adults and Dementia
- The Mindful Music Therapist: Who’s in Charge Here?
- Rhythm for Good: Creating Space in Therapy: Clearing, Setting Up, and Preparing
- The Rhythmic Mind: iPad Apps for the Music Therapist: iLyrics
- Music Therapy Tween: Tips for Saving Money at the Gas Pump
- Listen and Learn Music: Friday Fave: Earth Day
I invite you to check out the above articles. And if there are any you particularly like, please comment on them and share with through FB, Twitter, and email.
P.S. In the spirit of sharing…there are two wonderful causes that have been brought to my attention recently that I’d like to share with you. The first is Kenji’s Light of Hope, an Etsy store that offers original comic art, painting, photography, prints, animation, crafts, and music. ALL PROCEEDS “will be donated to The Igari Music Therapy Research Center, supporting their mission to provide music therapy to individuals with developmental disabilities and the elderly in the quake-stricken area of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.” Please click here to help out.
A second opportunity to “give back” involves participating in For the Love of Music. The San Diego-based non-profit Resounding Joy has partnered with Guitars in the Classroom to host their first ever online auction. Proceeds will go to support the mission of both non-profits, which involves promoting learning, healing, and creativity through music. Please click here to contribute toward the cause.