B.A. in Communication Disorders, Truman State University
M.A. in Music Therapy, University of Iowa
I started playing violin and piano at the age of 5, followed by playing in orchestras, bands, and, eventually, I learned about how I could incorporate my speech therapy, elementary education, and music background into one career: Music Therapy!
3. Favorite band/artist in 7th grade
4. Why did you want to write an e-book?
I felt as though I had so many ideas built-up as a result of so many years in school, internship, master’s program, etc., and I couldn’t wait to compile them all into one book! I wrote two e-books at the beginning of my music therapy career – a time in my life when I was beginning a private practice and I had some time to devote to writing, designing, and sharing.
5. What was your process for developing your e-book?
Playing, planning, and designing via Garageband, iCalendar, and Pages.
6. Favorite book (e-book or print) related to Music Therapy
In graduate school, this was one of my go-to books for research and terminology in the world of music therapy and working with school-aged children.
7. How would you describe your e-book(s) in three words or less?
Children’s Songs for Therapy: 1) Academic goals, 2) piggybacking, 3) easy-to-learn
Listen, Sing, Speak: 1) Speech + Music, 2) Communication, 3) Bilingual
8. Who can benefit from purchasing your e-book and why?
Parents, educators, and therapists.
My e-books are all made out of love, with hard work, and believing 100% that other music therapists could benefit from these resources.
9. What kinds of music therapy e-books would you like to see more of on MusicTherapyEbooks.com?
Personal encounters/biographies/stories, adult session ideas, and…ANYTHING & EVERYTHING!
10. Anything else you would like to add?
It has been such a JOY to see/hear/read how many people are interested in creating and/or buying e-books!! Let’s start sharing our ideas with the world, inspiring others in the field, and supporting fellow Music Therapists!!!