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...
16
SEP
2013

MT #Techtips – Downloading YouTube Videos

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...
30
APR
2013

Give Your Regards to Broadway Giveaway!

It’s giveaway day here at the Groovy Garfoose and I can wait to share these fabulous prizes with three awesome supporters who donated $25 or more to the Give Your Regards to Broadway fundraiser: runners-up (2): each will receive an autographed Dirk Hayhurst (the Garfoose!)...
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APR
2013

A HUGE Thank You For Your Support!

The sentiment above can’t express how happy I am to share the good news that we have met our $2000 fundraising goal for the Give Your Regards to Broadway Summer camp!  Thanks to all who shared support by tweeting, re-tweeting, Facebooking, emailing and donating.  And a...
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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...
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MAR
2012

MAR Conference Recap

When the opportunity presented itself for me to get to spend time with my bestie (I heart you Amanda Burchfiel!) and present my blog series “There’s An App For That” at the Mid-Atlantic Region’s Music Therapy Conference I jumped at the opportunity.  With...
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....
07
DEC
2011

“12 Apps of Christmas: 7th Day”

♫On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me, one AirHarp.♫ AirHarp Cost: $.99 Read the Reviews: iTunes customer reviews and ratings Description: This 15 string lap harp offers fantastic sound quality and several familiar children’s songs to try out at purchase....
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...
03
DEC
2011

“12 Apps of Christmas: 3rd Day”

♫On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me, the apple camera connection kit.♫ Apple Camera Connection Kit Cost: $30 Read the Reviews: Customer reviews and ratings Description: Believe it or not, this little gadget is on my wish list this Christmas, but not for the...
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...
08
OCT
2011

There’s An App for That: Tempo Advance

Today’s blogpost is coming to you from beautiful (and cold!) Fort Collins, CO where I am completing advanced training in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT). The training has been amazing thus far and I look forward to sharing some highlights with you next week. For now, I would...
22
SEP
2011

There’s An App For That: Dropbox and Musicnotes

On Monday I recommended OnSong, a fantastic app for compiling, storing, editing, reading and sharing music.  Today, I’m going to share two more apps that complete my digital music needs a la iPad. It never ceases to amaze me how much music I have. Fake books, lyric sheets,...
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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