Painting the Piano is a songbook packed full of familiar tunes that are adapted for learners who aren’t able to read typical music notation yet. Containing a variety of songs from children’s to folk music, this songbook can be used with clients of all ages and diagnoses. Equipped with a color-coded diagram for the piano, this book can be used by music therapists, music educators, and parents to help special learners feel accomplished at playing favorite songs on the piano!
This collection has been tested in sessions, arranged in FINALE with traditional music notation, chord symbols, and tablature, and compiled in a book format to make using the mountain dulcimer in your sessions much easier than you can ever dream!
Creative Innovations was designed to provide the following: A description of each step from Narcotics Anonymous, session plans to meet goal areas, music suggestions, lyric substitution/songwriting sheets with chords, mindfulness meditations, processing questions, possible answers for processing each experience, and subsequent journal sheets for self-reflection.
ou Can Strum Volume 1 introduces the student to the joy of guitar through the Chord Buddy. It provides beginner step by step instructions, practice exercises, and 20 children songs to learn using the chords D, G, C and Em. You will get an introductory to guitar basics and use of the Chord Buddy through color coded chord sheets which assist special learners who need to use color coding instead of letter reading to identify cords. This dual sensory approach supports all to become successful at learning and playing some of their favorite songs. The You Can Strum Volume 1 is appropriate for use in music therapy sessions, individual studies and music education settings.
Sing Along With Santa is a collection of 37 Holiday Songs that include easy to use chords in one book and large print lyrics in the second. You can easily adjust the key signature by using a capo to match the vocal needs of your clients. The chord and lyric books work as a set so you can offer a yearly Sing Along With Santa event with all of your song materials completed for you.
Songs for Growth is a collection of 17 original songs designed to foster development of academic and functional skills in children, adolescents and young adults. Designed for the music therapist or educator, the songs in this book are appropriate for people with a wide range of diagnoses, including developmental, learning, and emotional disabilities. Each song includes two audio recordings – instrumental and with lyrics – as well as sample goals and objectives and suggestions for modification. Songs for Growth will expand your repertoire and provide you with new tools to help your clients or students learn and grow!
Memory Tunes is for practicing music therapists and activity directors in various health care settings. This book is very simple to use. There are 52 songs – one for every week in the year! It will give music therapists a new tool to use in group and individual sessions. It will also give activity directors and recreational therapists a fun creative outlet for singing with their residents and clients.
Xylophone Fun was created to offer a basis for introducing music reading in preparation for beginning piano. Doing these simple songs offers exercise in letter recognition, matching, basic reading skills, fine motor skills, and basic music reading skills.