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...
26
OCT
2012

Which iPad is right for YOU? A point by point comparison of iPad 2, 3, 4 and Mini

On Tuesday Apple announced the arrival of the iPad 4 and the iPad mini.  If you are an apple enthusiast like me, you started drooling over the latest and greatest from Apple.  In my case, once the drool subsided, I must have sat in front of my computer for an hour reading...
25
OCT
2012

Groovy Guest Post: When It All Comes Together

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...
22
OCT
2012

Song of the Month: October

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...
17
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...
11
OCT
2012

On My Way to #AMTA!

The national music therapy conference is finally here! This year the American Music Therapy Association is holding the conference in St. Charles, Illinois just outside if Chicago.  I can’t wait to get there to hug and high five all my music therapy friends and colleagues...
25
SEP
2012

Groovy Guest Post: What You Need To Know About Handchimes

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...