3 Simple Ideas from Your Child’s Therapist That You Can Begin Implementing at Home Today

Parents are not necessarily provided with specific tasks or instructions to carry outside of their child’s therapy session nor are they always present in their child’s session to see such ideas take place. However, even small changes in one’s interaction with a child at home can help to improve behavior. Here are just a few simple ideas…. A Countdown I have observed many meltdowns or temper tantrums by children across many settings. Unfortunately, a good number of these tantrums could…

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2021– A Year in Review!

What an exciting year 2021 posed! Not only have we continued to welcome new private clients, but we have additionally introduced new services— such as ukulele lessons, Suite Sounds in the Park, our Birthday Party Package, and we have begun contracting our services to facilities. Let’s take a closer look…. JANUARY: We celebrated our FIRST ANNIVERSARY with a discount, a giveaway, videos, and SUITE cookies! CLICK HERE to learn more about this celebration.  MARCH: We celebrated WORLD MUSIC THERAPY DAY…

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Happy Anniversary Month! We have so many exciting things in store for you to actively celebrate with us…. COOKIES We are partnering with Cookie Love to provide a way for our clients to celebrate in a SUITE way! A GIVEAWAY In celebration of our anniversary, we are partnering with Music Therapy Joy AND Bricks 4 Kidz- Ellis County, to present to you a GIVEAWAY! Be sure to closely watch our social media accounts so that you know how YOU may WIN!…

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While there is an overwhelming plethora of options for when it comes to buying a piano, paying attention to the following details can help you make the right decision more easily. What are your options? There are four basic options for you to choose from when making your purchase: An Acoustic Piano. This instrument creates a unique sound with authentic strings and wood that cannot be replicated otherwise. Therefore, an acoustic piano is always preferable to a digital piano or…

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2020– A Year in Review

Prioritize. After a lot of thought and consideration, I chose to actively pursue the word prioritize during the year 2020. (Read more about this.) I chose to approach this word in four aspects of my life: In my Spiritual Life. In my Professional Life. In my Relational Life. In my Personal Life. Prioritizing My Spiritual Life. Three ways in which I approached this goal included studying what I believe to outline and guide my personal beliefs and life principles; routinely…

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It’s Anniversary Month!

It is officially 2021 and at A Suite Sound, we are starting off this year with a HUGE CELEBRATION! In honor of our anniversary month January, you will find all kinds of surprises across our social media (such as Facebook and Instagram) including…. A  S P E C I A L  A N N I V E R S A R Y  D I S C O U N T  We are offering 10% off the first month of services for…

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Is My Child Old Enough for Piano Lessons?

One of the most popular questions that piano teachers hear from parents and caregivers is “how old does my child need to be to start piano lessons?” Guess what? Parents and caregivers are going to like this answer! Several factors may be considered, however, because each child develops at different rates and interest does play a huge role in attention span, there is NO HARD-FAST RULE as to what age a child needs to be in order to begin piano…

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Traditional or Adapted Piano Lessons?

Several people express interest in traditional piano lessons, however, they are in fact requesting services offered in adapted piano lessons. The following table has been designed to concisely compare and contrast traditional and adapted piano lessons.  TRADITIONAL PIANO LESSONS ADAPTED PIANO LESSONS Typically taught by teachers with backgrounds in music. Typically taught by board-certified music therapists experienced in working with people who have special needs. Primary Goals:  Establishing a solid foundation in music theory, ear training, and performance. Primary Goals: …

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5 Lessons I Learned This School Year as a Music Therapist

Prepare Movement Songs. Group sessions– particularly with preschoolers and kindergartners– flow more smoothly when started with a movement song. I have even had requests for “dance” songs by my older students. Starting with a movement song meets the buzzing excitement of the students before gradually bringing the level down so that they may better focus on cognitive goals. As music therapists, we call this technique the iso-principle. A few of my favorite movement songs include: Move It, Move It! by Stephanie…

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