23
SEP
2013

MT #Techtips – John Cage Piano App

Technology has been a HUGE part of my journey as a music therapist.  Each week I will share a video, resource, tutorial, app review or technology tip that I have found useful in keeping my music therapy practice and my business in tip-top technology shape! Stay in the technology...
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AUG
2013

MT #Techtips – SongSheet

I’m so excited to announce the MT Tech Tips blog series here at GG!  Technology has been a HUGE part of my journey as a music therapist.  Each week I will share a video, resource, tutorial, app review or technology tip that I have found useful in keeping my music therapy...
21
NOV
2012

Song of the Month: November

Over the course of the next 12 months I’m sharing original songs for piano that correspond to the current month.  Each composition will include nature sounds to enhance the piece and reflect the season (thank you handy, dandy iPad!).  My goal for this series is two-fold...
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OCT
2012

Conference Recap in Pictures

#AMTA12 conference in Chicago was amazing in so many ways, I thought I would share my conference experience through pictures this time around!  I kicked off this national conference in style (quite literally) with a limo ride from O’hare to our hotel with my friends and...
13
JUL
2012

There’s An App For That: Soundingboard

Yesterday I was introduced to a really cool app by a client’s mom. I couldn’t wait to get home to download it, because 1, it was FREE, and 2, I have been on the hunt for a really simple schedule app for a while now.  I’m happy to report the search is over and I...
12
DEC
2011

“12 Apps of Christmas: 12th Day”

The 12th app recommendation is here! Before I reveal it to you, let’s take a quick look back at how we got here over the last 11 days…no singing necessary. =)  Here we go: First Day – the best resource for special needs apps. Second Day- the BeatBox Pad app....
11
DEC
2011

“12 Apps of Christmas: 11th Day”

♫On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me, iCloud.♫ iCloud Cost: FREE up to 5GB Read the Reviews: wired.com’s review of iCloud Description: iCloud is a MUST if you have an iPad and here’s why.  iCloud is a free service provided by apple to...
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DEC
2011

“12 Apps of Christmas: 10th Day”

♫On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a Guitar Tuner app.♫ Guitar Tuner Cost: FREE! Read the Reviews: iTunes customer reviews and ratings Description: There are quite a few guitar tuner apps available, but I have found this particular tuner to be most helpful,...
09
DEC
2011

“12 Apps of Christmas: 9th Day”

♫On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, MusicNotes.♫ MusicNotes Cost: FREE! Read the Reviews: iTunes customer reviews and ratings Description: Even though I mentioned this app in my “There’s An App For That” series already, this app deserves a...
08
DEC
2011

“12 Apps of Christmas: 8th Day”

♫On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, the Beatwave app.♫ Beatwave Cost: FREE! Read the Reviews: iTunes customer reviews and ratings Description: Okay, I know, this is a game, but hear me out.  it is a really fun and creative music game with endless musical...
06
DEC
2011

“12 Apps of Christmas: 6th Day”

  ♫On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, Relax Melodies.♫ Relax Melodies Premium HD Cost: $3.99 Read the Reviews: iTunes customer reviews and ratings Description: With over 70 different high quality sounds and the option to combine any number of them into...
05
DEC
2011

“12 Apps of Christmas: 5th Day”

♫On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a lava pebble Rain Stick.♫ Rain Stick Cost: FREE! Read the Reviews: iTunes customer reviews and ratings Description: This app gives you an authentic rain stick sound. Just give your iPhone, iTouch or iPad a flip or twist and...
04
DEC
2011

“12 Apps of Christmas: 4th Day”

♫On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, the 12 string acoustic app.♫ 12 String Lite Cost: FREE! Read the Reviews: iTunes customer reviews and ratings Description: 12 String Lite is a simple yet high quality app for playing acoustic guitar. For one, it’s...
02
DEC
2011

“12 Apps of Christmas: 2nd Day”

♫On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me, the coolest Beat Box Pad.♫ Beat Box Pad Cost: $.99 Read the Review: iTunes Review Description: provides you with 28 pads (in rows of blue, green silver, gold and red) to play, jam, riff and rock with! Each pad has a unique...
02
DEC
2011

“12 Apps of Christmas: 1st Day”

If you have read my blog, by now you know I have a small obsession with my iPad. Okay, okay, maybe a BIG obsession!  Since my husband came home with it last year, I have been using it for just about everything, including my music therapy session.  So, in the spirit of the...
29
NOV
2011

Groovy Update and an App!

Hello Groovy Garfoose readers!  It has been quite a while since I have posted, so I figured I would bring you up to speed. Here goes… Life has been VERY busy with conferences, trainings and travels galore.  In October alone, hubby and I traveled to Colorado, New York City...
19
SEP
2011

There’s An App For That: OnSong

Over the past few weeks I have been sharing some of my favorite iPad music apps for supporting hand-eye coordination, creativity, relaxation, communication, and attention to task in music therapy.  Now you may be thinking, “Wow, pretty cool. Supporting therapeutic goals...
13
SEP
2011

There’s An App For That: SMULE =)

Yesterday, I put the finishing touches on a post recommending Magic Piano HD, a fantastic app developed by Smule.  Later in the day I was downloading some new music and saw an add for MadPad, a brand new music app from the same developer.  It was an awesome (and ironic) discovery...
10
SEP
2011

There’s An App For That: Blue Challenge

Believe it or not, there’s even an app for the Blue Challenge put out by my friends at the Music Sparks blog! Laura and Joann challenged us to post about something blue and I have the perfect app that uses many lovely shades of blue. BloomHD Cost: $3.99 Read th...
09
SEP
2011

There’s An App For That: Percussive & Percussive Latin

Today I would like to share two apps that get a lot of play time in my music therapy studio.  Percussive and Percussive Latin, developed by Touch Media Productions, offer visually pleasing percussion instruments with fantastic play options and authentic sounds.  Here are my...
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