PASSION FOR SONGWRITING
In addition to recording and releasing three solo albums, and two albums with the bands: Wednesday Trio and Rainglow, Jodi McLaren has facilitated songwriting workshops, classes, individual and group music therapy sessions for hundreds of individuals. Jodi has worked with people with disabilities, stroke survivors, cancer survivors, inmates, veterans, people with acute mental health issues, kids, homeless youth, and mothers in rehab from drug addiction—making songwriting accessible, fun, and empowering by meeting people where they are. She is a nationally board certified music therapist and neurologic music therapy fellow. With three years of clinical work in hospitals, prisons, rehab facilities, schools, clinics, homeless youth centers, and homes, Jodi understands how to create music therapy programs for people and groups based on their needs. Jodi is thrilled to be accepting new 1-1 clients for online music therapy sessions or home visits in South Florida starting in December 2018.
A FREE guided e-course using music to reframe your mindset, relax, generate ideas, and rewrite a popular song (don’t worry — no musical experience needed!) It’s FUN and it’s JUST FOR YOU!
Find Your Flow
Whether you’ve written songs before, or you are writing a song for the very first time, I’m here to help. Right now I have three unique offerings to help you jump into your creative flow. Choose the one that works best for you!
Tapping Into Your Creative Flow
Perfect for all types of creatives who want to use music to access to their creativity. In the course, we’ll reframe our mindset, listen to music to relax and generate ideas, and re-write an existing popular song (don’t worry - no musical skills needed!). The course ends with an invitation to take the 21-day creative challenge to keep you tapped into your creative flow.
Free Your Song: Pause the Critic. Play Your Music.
A first of its kind experiential online songwriting class designed to transform your creative thoughts and feelings into beautiful songs. Pause the critic. Play words. Play sounds. Play chords. Play your music. Get instant access to all course materials and choose the live support package that works best for you. Coming March 2019.
SPECIAL OFFER: The first 10 people to pre-order get the online course on the release date, plus two hours of live 1-on-1 support, at no extra charge.
Personal Songwriting Coach
Ideal for those who want to write a song for themselves or for a special occasion such as a wedding, birth, anniversary, funeral, or as a legacy. I’ll give you the tools you need to write a song along with one-on-one support every step of the way. No musical skills necessary.
I knew I wanted to write a song for my wedding, but I didn’t have the technical skills to choose chords for my melody, or sing the same thing twice in the same rhythm, or even really know how to structure a song. Jodi’s technical musical knowledge along with her intuitive generous spirit gave me the confidence to write a song that felt like it was mine; I was doing it, and it was easy.
Jodi’s accessible and joyful approach to songwriting makes her one of the few people I could even imagine asking to help me do something as personal as write a song for my wedding. I felt SO comfortable working with her and I really hope those who are searching for her unique offerings will hire her for the job.
I truly learned so much from working with Jodi and our vets. The project truly warmed my heart and her wisdom will follow me on future projects as I begin to incorporate more music into my creative endeavors.
-Anonymous, Veteran Songwriting Participant
Jodi is an absolute necessity to our team at Renown Children’s Hospital. As a child life specialist one of my main roles is to ensure that I am offering the tools necessary to help our littlest patients cope with their environment in a healthy way. One of the most successful methods to help them cope is something I’m incapable of, but that Jodi is a master in—music therapy. There are no language or social barriers in the world of music and because of that, Jodi is able to speak to so many of our patients.
–Elizabeth Winkler, Child Life Specialist
It is always a pleasure to know that Jodi is coming to work with us. Whether it is a group of patients, or one on one, her gentle and creative spirit never fails to draw out even the most shy patients. She has an easy going sense of humor that puts people at ease. We see the power of love and music in action every time she is visits.
–Cherie Lordy, Patient Enrichment Coordinator
Songs & STories
Jodi McLaren Albums
Instagram: Morning Songs
Drawn to You — Jodi McLaren
Special thanks to Matt Haeck (audio producer), Ricardo Madrazo (videographer), and Panteon 19 in Todos Santos, Mexico.
Drawn to You is featured on the most recent album: Big Catch. Donate any amount to download ALL THREE of Jodi McLaren’s albums, plus a bonus track.