Songwriting Experience for June

Earlier this week, I posted a song spotlight on the song “June is Bustin’ Out All Over,” and with that, I left you a little teaser about its potential for songwriting. As promised, here is a songwriting experience based on this song. With the elders I serve, songwriting seems to work best with a familiar…

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Song Spotlight: “June is Bustin’ Out All Over”

June is Bustin' Out All Over - Song Spotlight |

Mood: Ornery, Cheerful Themes: Early summer, young love Tempo: Upbeat Genre/Style: Showtune June is here! The kids are (mostly) out of school, the swimming pools are open, the trees are all green now, and my dear husband is not yet tired of mowing the lawn. These early signs of summer are a perfect topic for…

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Make It Multi-Sensory

We all expect to hear music during music therapy sessions, of course, but one of the best things about music therapists is that we also know the importance of facilitating experiences that draw together all of the senses. Music therapists especially learn the importance of integrating visual and touch stimuli in music therapy sessions with…

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Song spotlight: “Button Up Your Overcoat”

Button up your overcoat - Song Spotlight |

The temperatures are below freezing here in the Kansas City area, and there is snow and ice on the ground. Thus, our theme song for the week: “Button Up Your Overcoat.” The song starts out with these lyrics: Button up your overcoat when the wind is free Take good care of yourself – you belong…

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