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Top 10 Instruments That Music Therapists Swear By

Learn about the instruments that we have grown to love and use consistently in our music therapy practice. The Q-Chord is the modern day autoharp. It is easy to use, creates several unique sounds, and anyone can make beautiful music with just...

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Volunteer for Groovy Garfoose Summer Camp

Calling all music therapy, art therapy, art education and special education college students… GG Summer Camp is BACK!  And we need YOU!  We are so excited to offer our 8th camp This is Me: Music, Art, & Dance Camp this Summer 2019!  To ensure this is...

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Music Therapy & Technology

Technology is ever growing, which means it’s become more accessible to many. I have found it to be essential for planning, practicing, session time, and as a tool to share with our clients that can be utilized at home. Below you will find two of my...

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2019 Summer Camp

We are proud to present our 8th creative arts summer camp for teens and adults of all abilities ages 15 years old and up!  Campers will create music, art and dance inspired by their unique selves in preparation for a celebratory performance for friends and...

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“Rapping” Up Internship

It is hard to believe that my music therapy internship with The Groovy Garfoose is coming to an end. I’ve been given many amazing opportunities to work with many different individuals and build strong relationships. It is always bittersweet to complete a journey, but...

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Music Therapy & New Year’s Resolutions

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 episode, we share how pairing a positive statement or resolution to a beat can...

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Winter Intervention Ideas

  Winter is almost here, which means snowfall, bundling up in many layers of clothing, sleigh riding, and the holidays! It’s also known as the busiest time of the year, which is why I  wanted to share two of my favorite winter intervention ideas! Check out my...

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What Does A Music Therapy Session Look Like?

In our fifth episode of our video series "All About Music Therapy" we show real live examples* of what a music therapy session looks like, how it's structured and how it supports all ages, abilities and communities we serve.  Learn more about music therapy at...

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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...

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