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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 therapy experts!

Movie Camp Wrap Up Videos

It has been an incredible two weeks of Movie Camp! Team work truly makes the dream work!  This year we had a camp director, 4 full-time staff and 5 volunteers in addition to 11 campers at each week of camp! If you didn't catch the daily updates on our Instagram (and...

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Music Therapy Tips & Tricks: Summer Routines

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 video, Ellen shares an adaptable song for making summer transitions and routines...

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Music Therapy Tips & Tricks: Mental Health Awareness

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 video, Ellen shares how to build an iso-principle playlist for self-care and for...

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The Final Countdown: Internship Edition Part 2

  As I move to the finish line of my internship, I am blessed to have this opportunity to reflect on my experiences as an intern. Over the past year, I’ve learned a lot about the field of music therapy, private practice, various clientele, and myself. Although I...

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Music Therapy Tips & Tricks: Sensory Stimulation

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 video, Ellen shares four instruments she uses with her clients and patients for...

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Come Volunteer with GG this Summer!

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 7th camp Movie Camp: Music, Art, & Dance from Film this Summer 2018! We will offer Movie Camp...

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Music Therapy Tips & Tricks: Transition Songs

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, parents and beyond. This first vlog post is about transition songs and their importance in the...

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Movie Camp Registration is OPEN!

Summer Camp is BACK and for our 7th Summer and counting! We are thrilled to offer Movie Camp: Music, Art & Dance from Film this Summer 2018 in TWO locations.  One camp in Mayfield and one in Hudson.  Here's all the important details and how to secure your campers...

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ICE ICE BABY: Winter Music Therapy Interventions

If you’re like me, the “Love songs” for Valentine’s Day sessions are a-plenty. However, after the holiday season, I’m always at a loss for how to continue incorporating “Winter” songs into sessions that are fresh, motivating and addressing my client’s goals. “Let it...

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Music Therapy Advocacy Month

January is Social Media Advocacy Month for music therapy! Music therapy bloggers across the country were challenged to find a song that best advocated for the profession of music therapy. The perfect song for The Groovy Garfoose is Feelin' Groovy by Simon &...

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The Groovy Garfoose’s Favorite Moments of 2017

As we reflect on this past year, we wanted to share with you all some of our favorite music therapy moments of 2017: Bri:       To some people, "5 golden rolls" are a fantastic addition to the dinner table, but to me, it's my favorite Music Therapy moment! During one...

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