Books You Can Sing

Books You Can Sing

Books You Can Sing by Nikki Belshe Lanza, MNLM, MT-BC Singable books are a simple joy that I have as a music therapist and parent! Books that can be sung are more engaging for those that you’re reading with, and singing is also a great way to reinforce learning...
Using Art in Music Therapy Sessions

Using Art in Music Therapy Sessions

Using Art in Music Therapy by Emily Hammer, Music Therapy Intern   As music therapists, it is important for us to always strive to add variety within our sessions to keep clients engaged. Have your interventions been feeling repetitive or like they’re lacking an...
Body Percussion in Virtual Music Therapy

Body Percussion in Virtual Music Therapy

Body Percussion in Virtual Music Therapy by Jordan Tenpas, MT-BC One of my favorite parts of being a music therapist is playing instruments with my clients. I like thinking of creative ways instrument play can work towards our goals and getting to be creative with my...
Simple Adaptations for Music Education

Simple Adaptations for Music Education

Simple Adaptations for Music Education  by Miranda Rex, MA, MT-BC Many music therapists also teach music lessons – including the team at Heart and Harmony Music Therapy! Music therapists are especially well positioned to teach music students with disabilities,...
DIY Musical Instruments to Craft at Home

DIY Musical Instruments to Craft at Home

DIY Musical Instruments to Craft at Home  by Miranda Rex, MA, MT-BC At the start of the pandemic, Heart and Harmony hosted a virtual DIY Band Camp where we created homemade instruments using everyday materials and made music together. While we won’t be having DIY Band...
Hey Jude Lyric Analysis

Hey Jude Lyric Analysis

Hey Jude Lyric Analysis by Miranda Rex, MA, MT-BC Hey Jude is one of the most popular and well-known songs of all time. Almost any time I have heard it played, it seems to create a transcendent musical experience, where everyone feels connected and united through...