"Music therapy can make the difference between withdrawal and awareness, between isolation and interaction, between chronic pain and comfort -- between demoralization and dignity."
- Barbara Crowe (Past President of National Association for Music Therapy)
Music therapy also provides avenues for communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words. Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in many areas such as: overall physical rehabilitation and facilitating movement, increasing people's motivation to become engaged in their treatment, providing emotional support for clients and their families, and providing an outlet for expression of feelings."
Music Therapy interventions can address
a variety of Health & Educational Goals:
Promote Physical Rehabilitation
Motor and Physical Skills
Goals we address in Music Therapy
Building pre-academic/academic skills, increasing attention, enhancing memory, and increasing following directions. To achieve improved cognitive skills, we use a variety of techniques including: Instrument play, songwriting, drumming, song listening, and song analysis.
These are addressed by using Instrument playing, movement interventions, and dancing. This helps improve fine motor skills, strength, endurance, gross motor skills, balance and posture.
are addressed using interventions such as: instrument play, singing, communication during sessions, and breathing exercises. This helps improve articulation, breath control and support, nonverbal communication, and other language development.
Do I have to know how to play an instrument, sing, and/or read music before beginning music therapy? The answer is NO! You don't even have to learn any of those things while doing music therapy. Music Therapists use music to help you accomplish your goals. That may include learning an instrument but it usually doesn't. There are so many other things you can do with music!
Group size: 2-6 individuals $40 per session + a one time $200 Assessment cost