April is Autism Awareness: Music Therapy with Autism

April is Autism Awareness month and was kicked off on April 2nd with Light it up Blue! People worldwide showed their support by donning blue shirts and ribbons, changing their light bulbs on their houses to blue, and major buildings across the world including the Pyramids, Empire State Building, Sydney …

Early Intervention for Infants Displaying Signs of Autism

  Autism in Infants The media has been overwhelmed with news of a recent study by UC Davis MIND Institute showing that Early Intervention may be effective in treating infants displaying early signs of autism. Last week the Today Show mentioned this study that showed the effectiveness of early intervention with babies as young …

Xylphone Fun Christmas – Updated!

Happy Holidays Everyone! A year ago I created my first online resource: Xylophone Fun eBook which comes in Volumes 1, 2 and Christmas. (Stay tuned for Volume 3.) This is a resource I created to offer a basis for  introducing music reading in preparation for beginning piano. Children are able …

Autism and Family Connection: Increasing the Parent-Child Bond with Music Therapy

Parents are continually discovering new ways to interact effectively with their children. They go through the ups and downs of realizing that not all of the things they heard from friends or read in books works for their child. They continually have to adapt how to communicate with their kids …

Barefoot Books – Sing-a-long Books with CD

Some of my favorite books to are these Books with CDs from Barefoot Books! The music is great, the illustrations are beautiful, and the kids love them!    Creepy Crawly Calypso introduces different instruments, different insects, and also counting numbers.   Animal Boogie introduces various animals of the jungle, fun …

Looking for quality instruments?

Are you looking for quality instruments for your kids or your classroom? Some of my favorite instruments are made by Remo, Basic Beat, and Hohner Kids. You can find all of these at westmusic.com!   Remo makes bright, colorful instruments like the Lollipop Drum and Remo Kids Drums with a …