Many parents feel concerned about their child’s social, emotional and behavioral development. At Harmony Music Therapy, our mission is to use music to address these challenges and help every child experience success.
We uphold the belief that every individual has the potential to grow. Whether it is a child with severe special needs or an adult with late stage Dementia, every person has the capacity to learn and develop. Music is a powerful and effective way to bring about that growth.
We bring this philosophy to every session and treat our clients with the care they need in order to grow and progress in their own unique way. We never give up, and we always support growth.
Harmony Music Therapy was founded in 2009 by Jaycie Voorhees, MM, SCMT, MT-BC. She began with the vision of providing quality music therapy services to children with special needs in the Salt Lake area. We have since grown to serve several populations including special needs, brain injury, end of life care, and mental health clients in Salt Lake, Davis, and Utah counties. We contract with several music therapists in these areas who provide excellent care.
We partner with various facilities and agencies to bring music therapy to those who need it most. Some of these partnerships include collaborative services with Speech and Occupational Therapists (see our Special Needs Services page), sponsored early intervention therapy groups through DDI Vantage, and music therapy groups for children in the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind. We also contract with private schools, treatment centers, and day programs.
All of our music therapists are Board Certified and uphold the MT-BC credential.
WHY EXPERIENCE HARMONY?
As a musical term, harmony refers to the combination of different musical notes played or sung at the same time to produce a pleasing sound. It comes from the Latin harmonia, which means “joining, or concord”. It is a state in which people or things agree with each other and exist together in a peaceful way.
When people come to Harmony Music Therapy they are seeking help in solving some kind of problem. That problem, whatever it is, stems from a lack of harmony in their own life or in the life of a loved one. There may be baffling behavioral challenges from a well-loved child. Perhaps the parent is struggling to connect with or understand their child due to a disability or mental health issue. Or maybe a parent is concerned that a child is not progressing normally and doing the things that other children are doing. A parent may also simply want to see his or her child experience the joy of music. They know that music brings out the best in their child, and they want to see what more it can do for them.
Whatever it is, the parent who seeks music therapy has an inborn desire to see their child grow and succeed. To overcome difficulty, to learn new skills, and to connect peacefully with the people around them. The parent wishes for the child to experience harmony.