Group Music Therapy


Group Music Therapy

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.                

Now offering all group classes in person and via telehealth

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Joyful Voices
JOYFUL VOICES

 


JOYFUL VOICES JR

 

Joyful Percussion
JOYFUL PERCUSSION

 

Joyful Music Mindfulness & Motion
JOYFUL MUSIC MINDFULNESS & MOTION

 

Joyful Families
JOYFUL FAMILIES

 

Drums Alive
DRUMS ALIVE

 


Benefits

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.