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...
16
JAN
2012

Under the Sea Update #1

Let me first start off with a BIG thank you to all of you who have financially supported the Under the Sea camp thus far!  I’m happy to report that we are well on our way toward meeting our goal of $2,000 by March 31, 2012 to help defer the cost of promotions, materials and...
05
JAN
2012

Music Therapy Advocacy 2012

This month I’m excited to participate in my organization’s social media advocacy push for music therapy.  Both the American Music Therapy Association and the Certification Board for Music Therapists have been collaborating for years on a music therapy state...
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....
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...
14
OCT
2011

NMT = Two Thumbs Up!

Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) training in Fort Collins, Colorado.  On the flight over, my colleague and I discussed our excitement for the training and our hopes for it to enhance our work at the hospital.  I was also hoping it...
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...
04
OCT
2011

Music Therapy Month In O-H-I-O

Happy October AND Happy Music Therapy Month in Ohio!  A few days back I received an email from my state organization reminding me to spread the word about music therapy in the Buckeye State.  This year I am especially excited to share a sampling of some of the fantastic music...
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...
16
SEP
2011

Garfoose Groove-Along

I would like to interrupt our regularly scheduled “There’s An App For That” series with a special song.  First, a little back story. One year ago, my husband started building his website and blog. I watched as it came together and became inspired by his...