Vlog – Songs and Tips for Music Therapy with Spanish Speaking Clients

I am so excited to share my first vlog today!  I had so much fun recording this that there will definitely be another one at some point soon! All week, I have been sharing ideas on the blog (www.onagoodnote.net/blog) on how to successfully incorporate Spanish into your music therapy session when you don’t speak the language.  In this (first) vlog post I share a couple tips and two simple songs you can use in your music therapy sessions!     Read More

Spanish Words Related to Music

Today, I’ve put together a short resource list of music words and their Spanish Translation.  Though it’s a short post, these links have TONS of valuable information.   http://foxhugh.wordpress.com/spanish/186-spanish-music-vocabulary/     (musical terms) http://www.dmcclure.org/voc-mus.htm   (musical terms) http://www.123teachme.com/spanish_word_for/music    (phrases about music) http://www.enchantedlearning.com/languages/spanish/subjects/music.shtml   (awesome instrument flash cards) http://quizlet.com/3254918/spanish-music-vocabulary-flash-cards/   (Instrument names) http://spanish.wordfor.net/music-in-spanish/   (using musica in a sentence)   ENJOY!!!!! Read More

Vaya a Dormir, Go to Sleep – A Spanish/English Lullaby

At the end of a session with a Spanish speaking client, the client told me they were tired and going to sleep.  The mother in the room asked if I knew any bedtime songs or lullabies in Spanish.  Regretfully, I said no.  As I was about to leave the room, a thought occurred, “Why not write one?”.  So, I asked the mother how to say “go to sleep” is Spanish.  She responded “Vaya a Dormir”.  Now, the dialect they speak has a “b” sound instead of a “v” sound and my pronunciation may be a little off, but the following is the simple lullaby I created on the spot.   I hope you enjoy and fund some peace in this simple song. Read More

5 Simple Children’s Songs in Spanish!

Here is a quick list of some simple children’s songs in Spanish!!! “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes!” (with English instruction)   Colors, colors – ¡Colores, colores! Hello Song – Buenos Dias Simple Numbers Songs Happy Birthday in English and Spanish This lovely website also has a LONG list of simple Spanish children’s songs.  ENJOY!! Read More