As the sun begins to rise over the mountains, a small child peeks through the blinds, anxiously awaiting her arrival. Where will they go on their adventures today? To the ocean, to the jungle, or to the rings of Saturn’s rays? The doorbell rings. He races to meet her. As she enters, guitar on her..
If you’ve ever wondered whether it would be worth the effort to get your child involved in music therapy, wonder no more! This quiz is designed to assess the potential benefits of music therapy for your child based on the following: The needs of your unique child How much your child is drawn to music..
We are offering Parent Education Classes through the Early Childhood Academy in Midvale, Utah to help parents gain skills in using music to promote their child’s development. Come check out the 8 week course and enjoy the benefits of bonding through music! Music plays a significant role in child development and parent-child bonding, but..
Despite its powerful impact on students, music therapy is a rare service in special education in Utah. We are finding alternative ways to get the ball rolling! In some states (such as California) music therapy is more widely used in public schools, while others have little to no music therapy involvement in special education. Up..
Interested in setting up group ensembles for individuals with developmental disabilities? We have a unique perspective as music therapists and would love to help! In music therapy, the therapist helps the client reach a wide variety of goals. In some cases, it is to increase vocalization, develop fine motor movement, or to utilize music as..
Music Therapy empowers people. It gives hope. It teaches skills that people didn’t know they had or weren’t able to develop any other way. It brings healing and peace. I’ve been reflecting on a lot of things lately. One of those things is how I ended up doing work that I love, and why I am..
When the head and the heart work together in music therapy, amazing things can happen! I recently attended the Grief and Loss Training provided by the Center for Music Therapy in End of Life Care. Dr. Russell Hilliard was the instructor, and he flooded us with valuable information and beautiful learning moments unlike anything I’ve..
We are doing all we can to advocate for and educate about music therapy here in Utah. Most recently we participated in a local radio segment on KRCL 90.9 FM! I recently had the privilege of participating in a radio broadcast about music therapy on a local Salt Lake City station–90.9 KRCL. It was a..
Music therapy in end of life care brings a range of benefits from reduced anxiety to increased feelings of closeness and spiritual support. Much research on the topic has surfaced in the past two decades. Here are some of the highlights. Examples of Research in Music Therapy in End of Life Care Hilliard, RE (2003)…
Bringing your child to an early childhood music class is like opening a door to a new world of opportunity not only for your child, but also for you as a parent. We are all growing together as parents and children, and shared experiences like the ones found in parent-child music classes can have a..