Music Therapy

MUSIC THERAPY

Our team of board-certified music therapists offer individual and group music therapy services to children and adults with a variety of diagnosis.  Music therapy services are offered at our studios, as well as in schools, residential facilities, day habilitation programs, hospitals, and more.  For more information, please see below or contact us today.

Individual vs. Group Services

We currently offer individual and group services for birth-adults with a variety of diagnosis.  Please see below for information about our private-pay studio-based services.  If you would like to bring music therapy services to your school, agency, hospital, or nursing facility, please contact ncraven@singexplorecreate.com for more details.

Private Music Therapy:

  • 30-60 minutes, depending on the client’s needs
  • allow clients to work on therapeutic goals in a one-to-one setting
  • Rates: $45-$75 per 30-60 minute session

Semi-Private (2 clients):

  • 30-45 minutes
  • semi-private clients are paired up after a brief assessment with the music therapist to make sure clients are matched appropriately
  • help prepare clients to successfully move into a larger group in the future
  • allow clients to work on therapeutic goals and receive individualized services in a more cost effective setting
  • Rates: $22-$30/person per 30-45 minute session.   Semi-private sessions are billed in groups of 4-8 weeks.  No refunds given for missed sessions.  Payment plans available.

Group Music Therapy (4-6 clients):

  • 45-60 minutes
  • Groups can play an integral role in addressing the social/emotional needs of clients.  Each group is kept small in order to give individual clients the attention and support he/she may need to be successful in the group setting.
  • Rates: $20/person per 45-60 minute session.  Group sessions are billed in groups of 4-8 weeks.  No refunds given for missed sessions.  Payment plans available.

Contact ncraven@singexplorecreate.com to set up services.

*For both individual and group sessions, clients will be assessed, work with the music therapist to set individual goals, and periodically revisit goals to reevaluate and assess progress made.

What is Music Therapy?

Music therapy is the use of music and musical interventions by a trained professional and board-certified music therapist to help clients improve their cognitive, physical, social, or emotional well-being within a therapeutic context.*

Who is Music Therapy for?

Many people (young and old) can benefit from music therapy in a variety of ways.  Therefore, music therapists generally specialize in working with certain populations.  When searching for a music therapist, it is important that you find someone who meets your specific needs, just as you would when looking for any other healthcare professional or therapist.

Some populations we currently serve at Sing Explore Create are infants, children, adolescents, and adults with…

 -autism spectrum disorder

-anxiety

-Alzheimer’s/dementia

-cognitive delays

-down syndrome

-medical diagnosis

-physical disabilities

-speech delays

 This is not a complete list of clients served.  Please contact us if you are interested in music therapy services for yourself or child, but do not fall into any of the above mentioned categories, as we may still be able to assist you or refer you to another music therapist in the area.

What is done in a music therapy session?

Music therapy sessions aim to create a safe and supportive environment through which clients may…

-improve communication skills (both verbal and non-verbal)

-increase socialization

-learn and practice relaxation techniques

-address emotional needs

-learn and exercise appropriate forms of self expression

-use music to improve quality of life

-maintain cognitive functioning

-stimulate memories

-learn academic skills

-work towards IEP goals

-and more!

 

Following an assessment, individual clients will work with a music therapist to determine goals and a treatment plan.  Client progress will continually be assessed and goals/treatment plan will be reviewed periodically with the music therapist.

Sample techniques and musical experiences that may be used in a session based on the client’s needs are…

-singing

-playing instruments

-listening to music (live and recorded)

-songwriting

-improvising

-dancing/movement

-relaxation techniques

 

Previous musical experience is not necessary to benefit from music therapy services.  All instruments and other materials are provided by the music therapist, unless the client wishes to incorporate his/her own instrument or recorded music.

 

Do you offer services in schools, residential facilities, and day habilitation facilities?

YES!!!  We would be happy to discuss this with you.  We offer one-to-one, as well as group services in schools, residential facilities, and day-hab programs.  Please call or email Nicole for more information.

Can only musicians or those with past music experience benefit from music therapy?

NO!!!  Previous musical experience is not at all necessary to benefit from music therapy services.  All instruments and other materials are provided by the music therapist, unless the client wishes to incorporate his/her own instrument or recorded music.

Do you accept insurance?

We do not accept insurance at this time.  All music therapy services are private pay.

How much does music therapy cost?

Contact us today (781)803-2117 or ncraven@singexplorecreate.com for rates and further information.

*For more information including the benefits of music therapy for specific populations, qualifications of a certified music therapist, history of music therapy, and music therapy research visit the American Music Therapy Association: http://www.musictherapy.org