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Read on for tips and tricks, session ideas, song shares, advocacy videos, app reviews and more from our team of music therapists!

Clinical Language & Perspective Shifts

Clinical Language & Perspective Shifts

Perspective Perspective is a powerful thing. By definition, perspective is a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view. We all have our own perspectives that we bring to the table, and these are usually determined by our personal...

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Funding Updates to Ohio Waivers

Funding Updates to Ohio Waivers

Updates to Ohio Waivers As of July 1, 2022 The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities has made some changes to the Waivers for people living in Ohio with developmental disabilities.  We are excited for these changes across the board because it increases the...

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Being a New Professional at a Private Practice

Being a New Professional at a Private Practice

Read on to learn more about Christine’s experience of being a new professional at the Groovy Garfoose!It’s hard to believe I have been working at the Groovy Garfoose for six months already! My first six months as a new professional have been challenging, but so...

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Music Makers is BACK and it’s FREE!

Music Makers is BACK and it’s FREE!

The Groovy Garfoose is THRILLED to be partnering with the Twinsburg Public Library (TPL) to offer FREE music makers groups this fall, with a couple of “teaser” classes this summer.   Music Makers is an inclusive, early childhood music program designed by our team of...

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Using Launchpad Arcade in Music Therapy

Using Launchpad Arcade in Music Therapy

Please extend a warm welcome to our newest team member, Christine O'Keefe, MT-BC!  Read on for her review and recommendations for using the app Launchpad Arcade in music therapy! Technology plays an important role in our daily lives, and has become an integral part of...

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Valentine’s Day Pictionary for Music Therapy

Valentine’s Day Pictionary for Music Therapy

Pictionary is a fun game, and MUSICAL pictionary is even more fun. So, why use musical pictionary in your music therapy sessions? Musical pictionary is an engaging and inclusive way to exercise several targeted skills and goals in music therapy. Picture identification...

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Music Therapy & Hippotherapy Intervention Ideas

Music Therapy & Hippotherapy Intervention Ideas

Why use music therapy in therapeutic horseback riding? Great question! We have been so honored to begin a partnership with Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center and see the benefits of music therapy co-treating with hippotherapy not only with their students, but...

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Two TikTok Trends for Music Therapy

Two TikTok Trends for Music Therapy

Have you ever been scrolling TikTok, heard a song, and thought, "Wow, that would be a great song for music therapy...now how do I make it fit?!" Well, look no further. Here are 2 TikTok trends that are sure to be a fun addition to your sessions. I Am Woman This song...

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Thanksgiving Session Plan for Older Adults

Thanksgiving Session Plan for Older Adults

Need a fresh Thanksgiving or Gratitude themed session plan for your older adults? Look at this carefully curated session plan from our therapist, Ellen, who specializes in older adults and memory care. Hail Hail The Gang’s All Here Depending on the size of your group,...

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