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Music Therapy Groups

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 9 - May 22

19 classes $305

no class March 20

Joyful Voices Show Choir is for teens and young adults, ages 13-30, with varying abilities, who love to perform! The Joyful Voices Show Choir, led by a board certified music therapist, will engage young singers by using pop and musical theater songs. During weekly rehearsals during the school year, 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. 

COUPON FOR ONE FREE GROUP SESSION
Joyful Percussion

Joyful Percussion Ensemble
Ages 13 - 30

Tuesday 4:30-5:30

January 10 - May 23

19 classes $305

no class March 21

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.

 

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After School
Ages 5 & 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 12 - May 25

19 weeks $305

no class March 23

COUPON FOR ONE FREE GROUP SESSION
Music & Motion

Music & Motion 
Ages 5 & up

Saturday 11:00am-12pm 

This family -style class includes introduction to instruments, hands on instrument play, singing, movement & dancing , and introduction to classical and multi-cultural music. Group activities allow students to interact with peers in a fun musical environment, while working on developmental skills.

  • Goals for this group
  • Improve group interaction and social awareness 
  • Increase verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Applications of developmentally appropriate cognitive concepts
  • Teach parents how to use music therapy skills at home

January 14 - May 27    

19 weeks $305

no class March 25

 
COUPON FOR ONE FREE GROUP SESSION


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.