I use a lot of improvisation in my music therapy work. This week I had many music therapy sessions with infants in the hospital who were falling behind on their developmental milestones due to their medical circumstances. This song, Feel the Beat, stuck with me after it arose spontaneously during a session.
With these infants, I used this song while gently tapping them on various specified body parts. This helped them become accustomed to positive touch – touch that isn’t painful, like much of the touch they experience during their medical care.