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Our Blog on Creative Music and Movement Products

Since 2000, Bear Paw Creek has been designing and manufacturing creative movement props, bags and totes for instruments.  We hope our blog will inspire teachers, therapists, and parents as they seek to enrich the live  of others through music and movement.

 

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Back to School Giveaway Part Two +

Back to School Giveaway Part 2 – Plus a Bonus Sale! We have drawn our winner for the first back to school giveaway and are excited to launch the second one. This is a first for us at Bear Paw Creek since we normally do […]

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Annual Back to School Sale on Music Education Tools and Two Giveaways

Annual Back to School Sale and TWO Giveaways It’s here! Our tenth annual back to school sale! All month long we will be having discounts starting with 20% off and ending with 10% off. It also includes free shipping. Every year we do a giveaway […]

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Music Education Tools with Bow Tie Music

Music Education Tools with Bow Tie Music Back in February I stumbled across a video of our stretchy band in action on Will Doublestein’s  YouTube channel, Bow Tie Music.  Since then I have been watching his enthusiasm for music education and witnessing the joy he […]

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Once Upon A Dance Creative Movement Collaboration & Giveaway

Once Upon A Dance Creative Movement Collaboration & Giveaway! At Bear Paw Creek, one thing we love to do is collaborate with other businesses. Getting to connect with people and their businesses is one of our favorite things and has been a great source of […]

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I am Part of a Community of Music Therapists – What’s Your Superpower?

I am Part of a Community of Music Therapists – What’s Your Superpower? Hey! I’m Patina – Patina Joy, actually! I’ve been a music therapist working with kids, teens and young adults with a variety of beautiful special needs since 2011! Whether in public schools, […]

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Music Therapy: Unlimited Potential for Learning

Music Therapy: Unlimited Potential for Learning As a junior in high school, I learned about music therapy as a career option. I wrote a research paper on music therapy in Honors English, declared my major and applied to only one school. After an incredible (although […]

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An Evolutionary Music Therapy Journey

An Evolutionary Music Therapy Journey This July, I will celebrate 15 years as a board-certified music therapist. In this last decade and a half, my day-to-day setting and responsibilities have evolved, but my mission has stayed the same: to help people of all ages and […]

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Music Therapy in the Hospital Setting (Part 2)

Music Therapy in the Hospital Setting (Part 2) During my music therapy internship, our directors encouraged us to write a highlight from the week to share with our team members. I found that most of my patient highlights came from interactions in the hospital setting. […]

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Music Therapy in the Hospital Setting (Part 1)

Music Therapy in the Hospital Setting (Part 1) Music therapy has always captivated me as a universal language with the amazing power to touch emotions, foster healing, and provide comfort.  My fieldwork experiences at university were diverse, but each placement always evoked the same passion […]

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The Last Five Years (minus Cathy and Jamie)

The Last Five Years (minus Cathy and Jamie) My music therapy story started not too long ago! I began studying music therapy in 2012 at Acadia University and became a certified music therapist in 2017. At the time of writing this blog post, I am […]

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