Why follow me?

Social media allows us to interact with many people. It provides access to a wealth of information. I have a presence on this blog, Twitter, and Facebook that relate to Music Sparks. What’s in it for you if you following me in one or more of these networks? The short...

Drums in Therapy

November is International Drum Month. Talk about some fun! Be sure and visit the PlayDrums website as they have some nice resources and videos. The emphasis is on provide learning opportunities for groups about drumming. There are some great educational resources on...

Boomwhacker Fun!

  Boomwhackers are great fun. That is why each Wednesday I share a Whacky Wednesday post on Facebook. Recently, Kat Fulton of “Rhythm For Good” hosted a boomwhacker party and shared great resources. (Check out her boomwhacker posts if you want more information.)...

The Magic of Music

October 25th through 31st is National Magic Week. That always brings to mind the old “Rocky & Bullwinkle” sketch of “Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat. Button up my sleeve & presto” at which point something other than a rabbit would appear. For others,...

Egyptian Flavor to the Plains

Two of the assisted living facilities for which I provide Music Therapy services have an Egyptian theme this month. The exposure to this culture in northwestern Kansas is pretty limited. So I have planned a session of songs that mention things found in Egypt and...

Digging Dinosaurs

Children seem to dig talking and singing about dinosaurs. Today is my final intergenerational session with a dinosaur theme. The children have had a great time sharing all their dinosaur knowledge with me and the assisted living residents. It has been fun to have the...