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..
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..
Whether you have a stellar voice or not, your child wants you to sing! Learn more about using music at home with your child. If there is one thing I cannot emphasize enough about using music at home in early childhood it’s this–you don’t need to be musical! Many parents hesitate to sing with their children..
Many parents know that it’s important to sing with their baby, but sometimes you just get stuck and don’t know what to sing. Here are some early childhood songs that I love to sing with my 8 month old. Singing is a fantastic way to not only bond with your baby, but to help them..
We were recently featured on KSL and in the Deseret News for our work with students at the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind. Music Therapy is so powerful in special education–here’s why. Click here for the Original Article in the Deseret News Click here for the KSL Story Photo credit to Ravell Call, Deseret News..