I want to start off by saying that I have thoroughly enjoyed receiving an email each day from the other members of this community. What I have read has inspired me and has been a welcomed distraction from my toughest days.
There’s so much I want to write! Here’s some random tidbits about me:
Throughout my time as a Board Certified Music Therapist, I have worked primarily with children and adults with special needs on learning musical instruments. I have taught music theory, guitar, piano, trumpet, saxophone, and recorder in MANY different ways. I have taught music with color or lettered notation, created silly sentences to fit into beats, created hundreds of visual aides, etc. all with one goal: to make each client I work with feel successful.
I live by the idea that every single person on this planet interprets the world around them differently.
I randomly picked up an audiobook a few months back from the library. It was my first one, and I was unsure of how well I would be able to follow an entire book while driving. I’m in my car a lot for work, so I figured it was worth a try. I have always loved to read, but I typically have problems with reading comprehension. I was amazed with how well I was able to retain the contents of the audiobooks. They have rejuvenated my passion for reading and (almost) make driving in New Jersey tolerable. I’m now on my 18th audiobook and I’d love some recommendations!
I love my two children more than anything in the world, but I have come to the conclusion that it is okay to sometimes wonder why I willingly decided to have tiny freeloaders living with me.
I’m starting graduate school in the fall. I still can’t determine whether this is an amazing or absolutely insane idea. If any of you have gone back to school as a parent, I’d really like to know your secrets to success!
I love really horrible movies. One of my recent favorites has been “Chopping Mall.”
My favorite movie of all time is “Xanadu.” Olivia Newton John, ELO, AND Gene Kelly? You can’t go wrong!
I have a black lab/hound dog named Rainbow. We adopted him when I was feeling the call of mother nature to have a third child. He acts like a toddler and is just absolutely perfect as a family dog.
My favorite quote is from the novel “Cat’s Cradle” by Kurt Vonnegut. He wrote: “peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God.” While I’m unsure of how I feel about God, I find peace through exploration and going on long drives. I typically don’t plan out my vacations beyond where I’d like to go. I love getting comfortably lost in new areas.
I love to talk to new people! Please email me if you want to know more about music therapy, or if any of the random things that I’ve written about are things you are also passionate about.
Thanks for reading!