Today I want to share with you a springtime song written by another music therapist. I came across this song in a podcast called “On-The-Go Studio”. This podcast was created by Wade Richards and Megan Resig, both music therapists practicing in New York. Megan created a song called “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Spring”. It has a simple melody in which you can use as a songwriting intervention with any client that you are working with. Let me share with you how I used this song to help my young students learn how to write a song. My students attend a special education class in public school. One of the goals that my students work on are social skills. Songwriting helped my students specifically work on conversations skills and answering and asking questions.  We started a discussion on what season it is and what kinds of changes occur during this season and  incorporated their thoughts into the song. For example, one of the students shared how flowers grow in the spring and that the grass grows and turns green. We were able to express these seasonal changes into their new written song. My students were very proud of their new written song and saw how proud their teacher was also with their accomplishment. If you would like to hear Megan’s song you can find it in this link:

https://meganresig.bandcamp.com/track/its-beginning-to-look-a-lot-like-spring

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