What is Music Therapy?
Music Therapy is the strategic use of music and music activities by a board certified music therapist to address non-musical goals and objectives.
Who can benefit from Music Therapy?
Children and adults with a variety of special needs including but not limited to: Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down Syndrome and other chromosomal disorders, Intellectually Delayed and/or Disabled, Alzheimer’s and other aging-related concerns.
Why Music Therapy?
Everyone can enjoy, relate to, and engage in their preferred type of music or music involvement (playing instruments, singing, dancing, etc). Music is highly motivating and instantly rewarding, making it a key avenue for learning new and difficult information and skills, as well as allowing for emotional connection and expression within the safety of the music and therapeutic relationship. Music Therapists are specifically trained to use a variety of live and client-preferred music designed to connect with, inspire change towards a non-musical goal, and reward the progress within the music therapy session.
We provide individualized music therapy assessments, treatment plan development using client-preferred, customized and often original music, on-going data collection and analysis, recordings of songs for use and practice at home, and regular parent/care-giver meetings to discuss and update progress. Sessions are typically weekly and are scheduled for 30-50 minutes per session depending on the clients needs and goals.
In-Services and Consultations: For businesses and organizations interested in learning more about music therapy and practical uses of music and music strategies for their clients/employees.
Music Education Services
Typically-developing and special-friends join together to engage in structured music-making groups with a parent or caregiver. Music groups are created for babies (0-24 months) and preschoolers (2-5 year olds). These groups meet weekly with each class including 30 minutes of music and time before and after the group to connect with other parents in the class. The fee includes recordings of the songs utilized in the classes so you can continue the music at home!
*Click here for current enrollment information: Early Childhood Music Classes
Music Groups for Teens and Adults with Special Needs:
Music-making groups are geared for teenagers and adults with special needs, targeting social skill development and positive leisure skills. The teachers use adapted equipment and modified strategies for group members to play a variety of instruments and discover their own musical style and skills. Teen Group (ages 13-19) and Adult Group (ages 20+) are provided with performance opportunities as appropriate.
Learning to play an instrument is a beneficial, life-long skill that develops the student in a variety of ways. Lessons are designed for each individual student and are focused on creating life-long players that enjoy playing and practicing their instrument.
Teachers use adapted equipment and modified teaching strategies to teach music skills. The goal of adapted lessons is for the student to learn to play an instrument (piano, guitar, basic percussion, flute, voice).
SERVICES CURRENTLY OFFERED
One-on-one individualized music therapy assessments, using client-preferred, customized music. Sessions are typically weekly and scheduled for 30-50 minutes per session.
Baby/Toddler/Pre-K Music Classes
Teens/Adult with Special Needs Music Groups
On-Site Music Therapy Groups
Consultations & In-Services
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Online Data Sessions: Email Amy@SingYourWayHome.com for details and availabliity.
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