Episode #226 – Stephanie Leavell

Episode #226 – Stephanie Leavell

Happy Halloween! Celebrate with you little monsters by getting to know Stephanie Leavell! She’s a board certified music therapist and a mom, so she has a pretty good read on what very young kids want to hear. From her website: “Stephanie is the creator of Music for Kiddos, a website to help parents and educators find the music that’s right for their kiddo. She’s mom to a spunky young daughter, a seasoned performer, an experienced music educator,¬†and a board certified music therapist. Stephanie is a Berklee College of Music graduate and is passionate about using music to help kids succeed. She has started multiple thriving music therapy programs and specializes in working with babies and kids through age 6.

Stephanie jokes that she has a low tolerance for cheesy music. She carefully selects (or writes) music for her own daughter to improve their nightly routine, ease transitions, help her get her energy out and to encourage her to share her feelings. Music cannot be “prescribed”, because the effectiveness of music is largely due to a child’s preference. But this is a starting point… some tried and true music that you might find helpful, too.¬†Music from her family, to yours.”

Make sure to listen to her song ‘Shy Little Monster’, which is a perfect halloween song for little ones.