“Super Bowl Sunday”

January 29, 2014

Are you gonna watch?  My “Super Bowl Sunday” song has been one I have used for a few years now.  Since many of my students have requested to sing and play it again this year, I simply updated the song to include the new teams and Super Bowl 48 information.  This year my student Shannon […]

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Greater Rochester American Orff Schulwerk Association Workshop

January 25, 2014

I had such a great time presenting at the GRAOSA workshop at Nazareth College on Saturday, January 25th.  Check out the promotional video below! For participants who did not receive a hard copy at the workshop, you can download the With Music Creativity In Mind PDF handout for a limited time. Make sure you check out […]

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Off To The Zoo

June 18, 2013

The Therapeutic Arts Program took a field trip to the Seneca Park Zoo today. The group has been studying animal habitats, biomes, animal adaptations, and great animal songs too!   Off To The Zoo! from Wade Richards on Vimeo. Movie editing done by Josh Hauck. Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe […]

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New “Sing Together: Greetings & Goodbyes”

June 17, 2013

It’s here!  The release of the Sing Together book series by Megan Resig and Wade Richards.  The first E-book of the series includes a variety of original songs ideal for opening and closing a music therapy session or music gathering.  Each song provides suggestions for performance, the sheet music for the song, and ways to […]

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“Songs From My Birth Year”: Virtual Recital

June 11, 2013

Students at the Blue Ridge Music Therapy Center have been busy working on a virtual recital project.  Each student selected a song from their birth year to perform on camera and share on the internet.  We felt a virtual recital would be a great way to involve more of our students, and since we have […]

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Intermixing Rap and Songwriting Skills

April 23, 2013

The weather in the Rochester area of New York state is a crazy mix of temperatures and weather conditions in early Spring. This last week we had 75 degree gorgeousness one day, followed by plummeting temperatures and snow flurries the next.  I wanted to incorporate a songwriting experience into one of my group sessions as […]

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Organizing Wellness Practices with a Wellness Board

March 3, 2013

I love directing a community-based music therapy program.  The variety of class offerings and populations served keep my particular brain active and creative.  I love that from one hour to the next I am moving from neurologic music therapy treatment to adaptive lessons to wellness practices.  The range of wellness cliental I work with is […]

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“That Is Why You Are My Valentine” by Wade Richards (featuring Bonnie Hayhurst)

February 7, 2013

On Episode 2 of On-The-Go Studio Podcast, I shared this new Valentine’s Day song and experience.  The previous link will also lead you to bonus materials for this song under the Show Extras area.  Bonnie Hayhurst, a music therapist and owner of “The Groovy Garfoose“, offered her vocals for the track. Become a Song Shop […]

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Using Vocal Exercises to Support Speech and Language Skills

February 3, 2013

I often find that the simplest of ideas can lead to amazing outcomes, especially when a basic idea is easily adapted and can be used with a variety of ages and populations.  I started out with a basic vocal exercise using numbers to sing simple pitched patterns.  The numbers related to scale degrees and were […]

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On-The-Go Studio Podcast: Episode 2

February 2, 2013

Enjoy our resources and songs for February!  For Show Extras, go to On-The-Go Studio Podcast. Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Tell a friend

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