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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!

Self Love

Self Love

As I enter my 19th year as a board certified music therapist I still get immense joy out of supporting, learning from and celebrating my clients.  Holidays have always been a fun and easy way to ground my session plans in time. But lately, I've been trying to pick...

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New Years Bingo Board

New Years Bingo Board

Happy New Year! Happy New Year from all of us at The Groovy Garfoose! What better time to implement new routines and habits into our work than the new year? Check out this New Year's Bingo Board for music therapists if you're looking for some ideas as you settle back...

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Groovy Garfoose Wrapped

Groovy Garfoose Wrapped

Cheers to the New Year Well, we've made it.  Whatever this year has looked like for you personally, take some time to acknowledge and appreciate how far you've come. Take a deep breath, speak to yourself with some words of kindness, and know that we are rooting for...

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Now Offering Music Lessons in Stow!

Now Offering Music Lessons in Stow!

We are so excited to announce that we are expanding our Stow, Ohio clinic service menu to include music lessons as an option for ages 8 and up! We are pleased to offer individualized lessons on guitar, ukulele, piano, voice, percussion or a combination of instruments...

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Rockin’ Readers

Rockin’ Readers

Calling children pre-k - 3rd grade of ALL abilities to join us for our first ever "Rockin' Readers" group on Saturday, November 4th @ 11AM at the Twinsburg Public Library! Come join Sarah Chappell, MT-BC and a Twinsburg Librarian for music, stories and sensory-rich...

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Music Therapy and Back to School

Music Therapy and Back to School

Music Therapy & Back to School Oh yeah! It’s that time of the year again. The summer has flown by and it is time for all things back to school. For me, looking at the start of a new school year can be very exciting. I think about all the possibilities that the...

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Licensure Approved for Ohio Music Therapists

Licensure Approved for Ohio Music Therapists

Music Therapy Licensure in Ohio May I see your license? The answer for Ohio Music Therapists will soon be “Yes!” On July 4, 2023, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed music therapy licensure into law after more than 15 years of advocacy from our state’s Association of...

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A Quick Note from Diamond

A Quick Note from Diamond

A Quick Note Hello everyone! I hope all is well and life has shown you a little kindness in your days! I feel very grateful for my time at the Groovy Garfoose. Getting to know you and myself as well has been the highlight of this first half of the year! The growth of...

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Adapted Song Discussion Guide

Adapted Song Discussion Guide

How it Started Lyric analysis and song discussion applications are some of my favorite interventions to facilitate in music therapy sessions as they can target so many potential areas of growth. From an outside, observational standpoint, it may seem very simple: there...

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So You Need to Learn a Song in 15 Minutes

So You Need to Learn a Song in 15 Minutes

Pop Quiz Have you found yourself in any of these situations? A. “I should learn that new (artist of choice) song…” I say as I have to leave in 20 minutes.B. Text from a caregiver reads “client would LOVE to hear this new song from TikTok” for their session later that...

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Racism and Ableism Walk Hand in Hand

Racism and Ableism Walk Hand in Hand

Hello everyone! My name is Diamond, and I joined the Groovy Garfoose in February 2023 as a music therapy intern. I have plans to finish my internship and earn my MT-BC credential this summer. During my coursework at Cleveland State, I was placed at many different...

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Bibliotherapy in Music Therapy: A Book Review

Bibliotherapy in Music Therapy: A Book Review

"What If" you take a minute to crack open a good book with Miss Sarah? You might just find a new tool to use with some of your clients! As a school-based music therapist, I love adding books into my individual and group sessions. Many children’s books are naturally...

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