22
OCT
2018

Fall Music Therapy Intervention

Happy Fall Y’all! Now that the fall weather has arrived in Northeast Ohio, Many people, including myself, are ready to partake in every fall themed activity that’s available. ‘Tis the season for Apple picking, pumpkin carving, and sharing a few favorite intervention ideas! Since...
08
OCT
2018

What are the Benefits of Music Therapy?

All About Music Therapy is a mini-series in which The Groovy Garfoose Music Therapy Services explains the ins and outs of music therapy. In their fourth episode, “What Are the Benefits of Music Therapy?,” they discuss the different domain areas that can benefit from music...
24
SEP
2018
Self Care for Interns

10 Tips & Tricks Beginning Internship

Welcome to “10 Tips & Tricks for Beginning Internship!” After completing my first month of internship, I thought I would share some personal tips and tricks for other students either currently in their internship or planning for a future internship. Bonus: these...
10
SEP
2018

Who Do Music Therapists Work With?

All About Music Therapy is a mini-series in which The Groovy Garfoose Music Therapy Services explains the ins and outs of music therapy. In their third episode, “Who Do Music Therapists Work With?”, they discuss the variety of populations that can benefit from music...
26
AUG
2018
Music Therapy Interventions for Summer

Back to School Music Therapy Intervention

Intervention Share Time: Summer isn’t over until…September 22. Even though we are back in school, I’m still wanting to share some summertime fun with my kiddos!  Remember the popular song “Everything is Awesome” from the Lego Movie?  Well I took it upon myself to adapt this into...
18
JUL
2018
how does music therapy help

What is Music Therapy

In a new mini-series, All About Music Therapy, The Groovy Garfoose Music Therapy Services explains the ins and outs of music therapy. In their first episode, “What is Music Therapy?”, we dive into the American Music Therapy Association’s official definition....
11
JUN
2018

Music Therapy Tips & Tricks: Summer Routines

The Groovy Garfoose presents “Music Therapy Tips & Tricks.” The video blog where Ellen Antes, MT-BC shares music therapy principles and skills for music therapists and beyond. In this video, Ellen shares an adaptable song for making summer transitions and routines...
19
FEB
2018

Music Therapy Tips & Tricks: Transition Songs

The Groovy Garfoose presents “Music Therapy Tips & Tricks.” The video blog where Ellen Antes, MT-BC shares music therapy principles and skills for music therapists, parents and beyond. This first vlog post is about transition songs and their importance in the...
22
JAN
2018

Music Therapy Advocacy Month

January is Social Media Advocacy Month for music therapy! Music therapy bloggers across the country were challenged to find a song that best advocated for the profession of music therapy. The perfect song for The Groovy Garfoose is Feelin’ Groovy by Simon & Garfunkel....
17
JUL
2017

Music Therapy Interventions about the “Earth”

This summer, we are leading music therapy & enrichment groups surrounding the theme of “The Elements.” Each week we are sharing interventions & experiences that utilize songs that mention Earth, Wind, Fire, & Water. We just finished a successful first...
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...
26
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...
27
JUN
2013

#GYR2B Day 3

Lights, Camera, Action! The gals are all smiles with their crowns they made in #ART. The #SHARKS and #JETS get ready to street battle during #DANCE Campers learn musicals about family in #MUSIC, #DANCE and #THEATER. And we take time to reflect on our favorite parts of camp so far...
25
JUN
2013

#GYR2B Day 1

Give Your Regards to Broadway Camp – Day 1 and ACTION! Heading to camp with a car full of drums and… the #GYR2B camp mascot, Xylo! Camp counselor photo! #tradition Camp wouldn’t be camp without our campers!  Campers were divided into three groups today and came...
19
JUN
2013

GYR2B Camp is ALMOST here!

Amanda, Kellie and I have been hard at work preparing for the Give Your Regards To Broadway camp!  Here are a few snapshots of our preparations as staff, 10 volunteers and 18 campers anticipate the start of camp next week! The wardrobe is in! The art room is ready to go!...
14
MAY
2013

Summer Camp Registration

Summer camp online registration is now available on the GG camp page! Follow the link to find all the details including official dates and times for all the GG music camps being offered at LLA, Language Learning Associates Fairlawn facility.   Camp size is limited so don’t...
03
FEB
2013

Become a GG Summer Camp Sponsor!

With preparations underway for the “Give Your Regards to Broadway” Summer camp for special needs teens and adults, we are thrilled to offer local and online organizations and businesses an avenue to get involved. :) We believe that banning together as a community on...
01
FEB
2013

Won’t you “Give Your Regards To Broadway”?

Today it’s snowy and a balmy 26 degrees in Ohio; the perfect day to talk about the GG Summer camp! Yes, my collaborators, Amanda and Kellie and I, have been planning and scheming another GROOOVY camp for teens and adults with special needs and we are so happy to announce...
11
JAN
2013

#lovemusictherapy : Advocacy In 2013

Here at the Groovy Garfoose, we are kicking off 2013 by participating in the American Music Therapy Association and the Certification Board for Music Therapists social media efforts to advocate for music therapy.  Twitter has already been a flutter with music therapists,...
25
DEC
2012

Groovy Guest Post: Merry Christmas!

Today and on the 25th of every month of 2012 I have invited 12 of the most influential people in my life to share a blog post with you!  Each has influenced me both professionally and personally. My hope is that the knowledge, kindness, creativity, and compassion they have shared...