We offer two methods of music therapy treatments: the active method, which involves playing instruments, and the receptive listening-based method — listening to music chosen by a music therapist for a specific purpose. Music therapy may be administered in an individual or a group setting by using:
Dalcroze Eurythmics: Music as therapy. This focuses on musical structure and rhythm, and the expression is thought to heighten awareness of one’s self and is shown to be particularly helpful for people with motor disorders.
The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music: This method uses a series of images and background music to help patients work through psychological and physical issues. It opens up the opportunity to discuss the issues they may have and to make them more aware of these problems. The patient’s goals and needs determine the music selection for every session.
Kodaly: Kodaly is a form of music education therapy that teaches music notation, sequence, and rhythm in a therapeutic setting to improve a person’s perceptual function, motor skills, concept formation, and learning abilities.
Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT): In the understanding that music has a direct influence on the brain and human behavior, music therapists use this model neuroscience-based model to instigate neurological change with the music.
Orff-Shulwerk: This treatment was named after a woman who used music to help children experiencing developmental disabilities and delays. It uses music to improve the patient’s interactions with the therapists and with others in his or her life.