Through the use of singing/vocalization, song-writing, music listening, movement, song discussion, instrument playing and improvisation we seek to improve the mental and physical well being of our clients. We offer open and closed group therapy sessions, one on one sessions, and co-therapy.
Music therapy is the skillful use of music and musical elements by an accredited music therapist to promote, maintain, and restore mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Music has nonverbal, creative, structural, and emotional qualities. These are used in the therapeutic relationship to facilitate contact, interaction, self-awareness, learning, self-expression, communication, and personal development. Canadian Association for Music Therapy / Association de Musicothérapie du Canada Annual General Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, May 6, 1994
Adaptive Music Lessons
This is an educational program for individuals who seek to learn music skills, but may not benefit from a traditional music education setting. Adaptive music lessons aim to develop a variety of musical skills such as rhythm, knowledge of musical notation, dynamics, tempo, sight reading, ear training and technique. Instruments such as piano, drums, guitar, and voice are utilized in several different ways to help the individual learn musical skills. Although Adaptive music lessons are not Music Therapy they may help an individual’s motor, cognitive, and social progress and are facilitated by a music therapist who has an expertise in working with individuals who have special needs.