Listen & Learn Music was created in 2008 by board-certified music therapist Rachel Rambach. What began as a handful of songs written specifically for her students has since grown into a collection of 100+ musical resources to help children of all ages and abilities learn, grow & thrive.
Rachel writes every Listen & Learn song with a purpose in mind, whether that is an educational goal, physical achievement, interaction, or otherwise. You’ll find a description of the song, along with tips and ideas for effective use. You can also listen to each song in its entirety prior to purchase. Most downloads include a full recording, instrumental-only track, and either lead sheet or notated sheet music.
Read more about the songs on Rachel’s blog, where she also shares anecdotes from her professional life as a music therapist and business owner as well as tales from the trenches of motherhood.
Rachel grew up in Springfield, Illinois, where she participated in and studied all types of music from an early age. She completed her bachelors degree in voice performance at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, where she graduated summa cum laude. Rachel went on to earn her masters degree in music therapy from Illinois State University, again receiving top honors.
She began her career at the Hope Institute for Children & Families, where she designed and implemented its first-ever music therapy program. She now co-owns Music Therapy Connections and serves on the children’s music staff at Laurel United Methodist Church. Rachel cohosts the Music Therapy Round Table podcast, and is a member of the Illinois Federation of Music Clubs and American Music Therapy Association. Rachel has specialized training in NICU Music Therapy.