My name is JoAnn Jordan. I founded Music Sparks, a contract music therapy service, to provide group programs for three areas in which I have great affinity and passion:
- older adults;
- preschoolers; and
- intergenerational groups.
Over the past 25 years, I have developed a variety of themed music experiences for preschoolers and older adults. My presentations have included “Working with Music” in May 2010 for AHEC Northwest, Drum Circles at the “Full Circle …An Aging Expo” in September 2008 and A Musical Approach to Children” for the NW Kansas Child Care Resource & Referral Agency. Prior to creating Music Sparks, I offered preschool music classes in a variety of settings; served as Life Enrichment Coordinator at Sterling House of Hays; and as Activity Coordinator at a variety of other long-term care facilities. I am a graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in Music Therapy. My other businesses is Musical Gems which is focused on developing self-awareness and presentations, so hop over to that site if you have an interest in these areas.
Music Therapy Sites
American Music Therapy Association- to learn more about music therapy, check this site:
Certification Board for Music Therapy- this site will provide information on locating a board certified music therapist in your area:
Hays Recreation Commission – check this site for listings of Music Sparks preschool classes
If there are questions, you may post them as discussion or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org .