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...
01
SEP
2012

Groovy Garfoose Turns 1!

It’s hard to believe a year has already come and gone.  It has been so much fun  sharing Garfoose Groove-Along videos with my husband, talking about the importance of advocacy, sharing app reviews and songs for the months.  Starting a blog has taught me so much about myself...
25
AUG
2012

Groovy Guest Post: A Higher Standard

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...
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...
30
JUN
2012

Under the Sea Camp – Day 4

Today we created water scenes on homemade tambourines, sang songs about the water and learned to dance the Carolina shag and hula hoop! *All pictures and videos posted with permission.
29
JUN
2012

Under the Sea Camp – Day 3

Aloha! Today we sang songs from Hawaii and the Caribbean, learned to Hula and Cubaton, made leis and decorated shell castanets. Campers take turns strumming the q-chord to “Blue Hawaii” Beautiful shells that were donated for us to make beach-y castanets! The finished...
28
JUN
2012

Under the Sea Camp – Day 2

Today we sang songs, created art projects and jived to music about the beach! The day started with a gnarly rendition of “Under the Boardwalk”… complete with vocals… and keys. Next, we created colorful sand art. Looks like fun, right?! And what would a...
27
JUN
2012

Under the Sea Camp – Day 1

Camp has officially started and our first day was a huge success!  Take a peak:  ;-) We started the day with a group picture in our awesome t-shirts! Next, we learned our theme song, “Under the Ocean” complete with fishy visuals! In dance, campers made waves...
25
APR
2012

Groovy Guest Post: Angels

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...
16
APR
2012

Autism Acceptance: Story #2

  Meet “A”.  He’s a fun, energetic, smart, music obsessed teen who just so happens to have Autism.  Whether playing keyboard, creating medley’s of his favorite songs on keyboard and Q-chord or grooving to the “Silly Silly, Willy Willy, Silly...
09
APR
2012

Autism Acceptance: Story #1

Some of the coolest people I know have Autism.  Even cooler, their parents. As a therapist I can honestly say that I have learned more about compassion, patience, understanding and how to be just plain awesome from my clients and their families.  Case in point, the above quote...
31
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...
16
MAR
2012

And The Winner Of The Original Dirk Hayhurst Painting Is…

Congratulations Dee!  The paining will be autographed by Dirk and on it’s way to you soon. =)  A HUGE thank you to the talented Dave Medin for painting this masterpiece and donating his talents to our little camp.  I didn’t know my hubby could look so good in paint...
27
JAN
2012

There’s An App For That: TapToTalk

TapToTalk Cost: FREE ($179.95 for a lifetime subscription to TapToTalk Designer) Read the Review: iTunes Review Description: Perfect for iPhone, iTouch, iPad, Android, Kindle, Nook, PC or Mac, Blackberry or Nintendo DS (WOW!), TTT (TapToTalk) is the ultimate Augmentative and...
25
JAN
2012

Groovy Guest Post: Dr. Susan E. Mandel, MT-BC

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...