Project Description

Group Music Therapy

Group Music Therapy

For Schools & Organizations

Music therapy is the systematic use of music and music-based interventions within a therapeutic relationship to accomplish individualized goals.

Music therapy goals are non-musical (such as ‘to improve attention or ‘to improve social skills’) and may fall under the following domains: motor/physical, communication, social/emotional, cognitive/academic, and sensory.

Here are some examples of how music-based interventions are used in a group setting to address therapeutic goals with individuals with special needs:

  • Motor/Physical: Instrument playing, movement activities, and dancing are used to improve gross and fine motor skills and increase strength and endurance

  • Communication: Therapeutic singing and singable stories are used to increase ad improve verbal communication skills.

  • Social/Emotional: Instrumental improvisation, musical games, and group movement activities with props (like the parachute) are used to improve social skills.

  • Cognitive/Academic: Musical instruments are used to facilitate the practice of skills like localizing and visual tracking. Original songs are created to teach academic concepts (i.e. letters, numbers, colors, rhyming words, counting, etc).

  • Sensory: Musical instruments provide auditory, visual, and tactile stimulation.

We work with the following schools and organizations:

  • Children’s Resources Educational Center (PreK-5)

  • Friendship Circle of Miami & North Miami Beach

  • Miami Dade Public Library System

  • Bright Horizons School

  • All Kids Included Festival

  • ARC of South Florida

  • The Palace Nursing Home

  • Recovery In Tune

  • Brockway Library

  • South Florida Yachad

  • Down Syndrome Association of Miami

  • UM-CARD (University of Miami – Center for Autism & Related Disabilities)

Wholesome Harmonies is a provider for the Gardiner scholarship and Wellcare/Staywell Medicaid, both of which cover our services at 100%. We take care of billing on behalf of our clients.

“Amy, I am always so impressed with all the learning and educational components you incorporate into the music therapy session. It’s great that you do different things with each group that are age appropriate. You’re wonderful with the kids and you’re so well prepared.”

Nechama Harlig • Director of Friendship Circle Miami