Today is the Day… We Move

TODAY, Rachel and I move into our new office!!!!!! Thursday, August 14, was my LAST DAY traveling to my clients’ homes.  I couldn’t help getting a little emotional. The families I work with have been so welcoming, inviting me into their homes, treating me like a member of the family, and respecting our boundaries during lessons.  I’ve seen younger siblings grow up and been a part of their lives every week for the past two years.  I will definitely miss those parts of teaching in clients’ homes… though I won’t miss living out of my car and all of the issues that come with being a traveling music therapist like this mess when I come home and drop everything after a long day However, there are some AMAZING benefits to having our own studio space.  My students and therapy clients will have a quiet space dedicated solely to the purpose of learning and growing through music.  I have control of the distractions in the room and can use as many or as few props and aids as needed.  I will Read More

Celebrating 2 Years in Buisness

It’s hard to believe that we are celebrating 2 years in business today!  My how time flies and things change.  For a recap of year 1 you can check out this post! Year 2 has seen a few changes as well! In the past year I have: Doubled my hours at the hospital Started an email newsletter Updated my business fb page Put out tons of tweets Took on several new clients Blogged every week Put out several new resources Recorded new music Had my first little learners music class Started planning my 2nd little learners music class  Had a booth at a local health fair Join the Illinois Association of Music Therapy Executive Board Put together a series on being a traveling MT  Was interviewed by Presented to 2 hospice agencies AND SO MUCH MORE!! I am thrilled going into this 3rd year!  There are so many awesome projects in the works!  There are going to be a couple changes happening, but I promise they will all be AMAZING!!! Stay tuned for all the latest happenings and subscribe Read More