It’s Time For Music, Oh Yeah

I thought I would post a simple greeting song that my students love! I use this song for individual or group sessions and it is a great song to use to work on appropriate greetings and/or following single step directions. I change up the movements each time around to assess/develop the students receptive communication ability. There are endless possibilities of movements and body parts to identify. In some groups, I may make the movements multi-step to work on developing the skill of following multi-step directions.

The “Oh Yeah” section of the song leads perfectly “Oh Yeah” section of the song leads perfectly into a rote singing exercise  a rote singing exercise, I have a handful of students who sing “oh yeah”each time with a huge grins on their faces!  In some of my groups, I have the students either individually or as a group sing the entire last phrase “It’s time for music, Oh yeah!”.

When I walked into a room most of the students and aides begin to sing the song before I even have my guitar out! This song has become a staple for most of music therapy groups and hopefully will be useful to you as well.

Audio Recording 

It’s Time For Music, Oh Yeah! 

Chorus:

Let’s clap our hands 

And stomp our feet 

cause it’s time for music, oh yeah!

Let’s move around

to the beat

cause it’s time for music, oh yeah!

Well hello Sally

(response)

It’s nice to see you in music today!

Let’s clap our hands 

and stomp our feet

cause it’s time for music, oh yeah

lets move around

to the beat

cause it’s time for music, oh yeah!

*Some examples of movements that I work on with my students include, touch your head, pat your knees, touch your ear, wiggle your knees, reach up high. Again the movements are endless!