Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy degree program.
- American Music Therapy Association
Music therapists with Good Grooves Music Lessons and Therapy, LLC have passed the national examination offered by the Certification Board for Music Therapists and maintain that certification throughout employment.
Common misconceptions concerning music therapy are that the client or patient has to have some particular musical ability to benefit from music therapy and that there is one particular style of music that is more therapeutic than all the rest - neither of these are true. All individuals, no matter their level of musical ability are able to engage in and benefit from music therapy. All styles of music can be useful in effecting change in an individual's life. Individual preferences, circumstances, and the client or patient's goals help to determine the types of music a music therapist may use.
Good Grooves Music works with a variety of clients, including persons who have experienced:
Music therapy provides an unique variety of music experiences in an intentional and developmentally appropriate manner to effect changes in a child’s behavior and facilitate development of their communication, social, emotional, sensorimotor, and/or cognitive skills.
Music Therapy is not limited to children with special needs. Typically developing children can also benefit from music therapy as it provides a solid musical foundation from which a child can build upon. It is not only an educational opportunity, but it is also an enjoyable activity that provides structure and purpose in the child’s life. Activities in a music therapy session for the typically developing child might include instrument play and/or instruction (piano, guitar, drums, hand percussion, etc.), educational concepts through music (colors, shapes, counting, etc.), singing/voice instruction, movement to music, sung books/stories, and music education.
The expert music therapists at Good Grooves Music Lessons and Therapy have experience in all the populations listed below and more.
Click the PDFs below to learn more about music therapy with each population.