Hi everyone! It has been a while between blog posts, but Joyful Melodies has been busier than ever.
One of my bucket list items was checked off recently when I was interviewed for the Guitars & Granola Bars podcast. The podcast is hosted by Rachel Rambach, a music therapist in Illinois, and is about music therapy and motherhood. Find out more and take a listen here.
Joyful Melodies has begun contracting with a mortuary to provide music therapy groups to older adults in assisted living and other senior facilities. It may sound strange, but it has been a fantastic partnership! It’s such fun to sing oldies and play instruments with these wonderful seniors.
In addition to running Joyful Melodies, I work as a music therapist in a pediatric hospital. The music therapy program at the hospital had a busy September celebrating music therapy week, throwing a party, presenting about our work and the program to various groups of community members and hospital management, and starting an internship program back up.
And of course, in addition to all of that, I try to spend every free moment I can with my precious girl, enjoying the last moments of summer. We love picking tomatoes in the garden together and waving to airplanes flying overhead.
I hope you are enjoying the last moments of summer as well!