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Music Therapy Groups

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Music Therapy group sessions are designed to bring clients together for shared musical interventions where they can develop and practice valuable social skills in a structured setting. Sessions are designed to reach specific goals and meet the needs of the group members and are led by Board Certified Music Therapists.

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Joyful Voices
Ages 13 - 30

Monday 4:30-5:30 pm

January 8- May 21, 2018

$289 (17 weeks) 

no class Jan. 15, Feb 19, March 19 

Joyful Voices Show Choir is for teens and young adults, ages 13-30, with varying abilities, who love to perform! Joyful Voices will engage young singers by using pop and musical theater songs. During weekly rehearsals, our music therapist will teach singers about breath support, articulation, vocal range, rhythm and social skills. Students will gain self-confidence through singing with the group in community performances. 

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Joyful Percussion

Joyful Percussion Ensemble
Ages 13 - 30

Tuesday 4:30-5:30

January 9- May 15, 2018 

$306 (18 weeks) 

no class March 20

The Joyful Percussion Ensemble (JPE) is for teens and adults, who love to rhythm and enjoy making new friends! This fun and exciting group will learn to work together as a team to play different rhythms with varying complexities. All participants will learn proper drum technique and etiquette when handling equipment.  Each participant will have the opportunity to contribute original ideas when writing cadences as a group. Participants should expect an increase in self-confidence, social skills and a sense of connectedness. The JPE is facilitated by a board certified music therapist, meets once a week, and will provide performance opportunities.

 

Music Note

After School Music Therapy Group
Ages 6 & up

Thursday 4:30-5:30 pm

This Music Therapy group includes introduction to instruments, hands on instrument play, singing, introduction to classical and multicultural music and instrument families. Group activities allow the student to interact with their peers in a fun musical environment while working on developmentally appropriate behavior.

Goals for this group:

• Increase verbal and nonverbal communication
• Increase group interaction
• Increase attention to task
• Increase social and emotional awareness
• Increase coping skills and relaxation
• Application of developmentally appropriate cognitive concepts

January 11-May 17, 2018
$306 (18 weeks) 
no class March 22

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Music Notes

Joyful Voices Junior 
Ages 9-12

Wednesdays 2:30- 3:30

Our young singers will start off with entertaining warm-ups and exercises to teach them how to use their voices and sing with good technique. They will learn fun songs while working as a group and gaining social confidence. 

Goals for this group:

• Improve articulation of speech 
• Increase breath support 
• Improve vocal range 
• Improve social skils and group interaction

January 24-May 16, 2018   
$272 16 classes 
no class March 21 


Transportation from The Paragon School, Princetonhouse Charter School and Morningstar can be arranged through
Rickman Transportation
Aftercare provided until 6pm for $10 per hour 
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Joyful Family

Joyful Families

Calling all families with children ages 2-5

Led by a Board Certified Music Therapist, this music group focuses on stages of development using music and rhythm to guide play.

Research shows that children who are exposed to music at an early age do better in many areas later in life!

Joyful Families will create a safe musical environment for you and your child to experience music and work on developmental skills through child-centered approaches of music and play.

 Goals for this group include

• Teach parents how to use therapeutic tools at home
• Increase verbal and non-verbal communication
• Develop social interaction skills
• Increase cognitive skills

 Jan. 13- May 19 Saturdays 10-11am
$306 (18 classes)
No class March 24


Communication

Musical forms and songs resemble verbal communication and provide structure and motivation for communicating with one another. They facilitate relationships to increase self-expression and speaking in a non-threatening environment.

Social Behaviors

Music therapy aids in reducing negative self-stimulatory responses and encourages socially acceptable participation. The limbic system is involved in the processing of music, emotions, behaviors, and feeling states. Individuals have the opportunity to practice non-musical skills useful in other settings. Music therapy also builds social confidence and self-esteem.

Focus & Attention

Music is processed in multiple areas of the brain, including the prefrontal cortex, inferior frontal cortex, and superior temporal lobes. This stimulates cognitive function, memory, and provides organization for the sensory system. Since music therapy influences mood, it fosters learning and joint attention. Memorizing songs and rhymes is a useful tool for developing literacy, as well.