These are 1:1 sessions for adults at our music therapy facility. Goal-based techniques are utilized a setting where adults can feel at ease and focus on healing and health. Music therapy has proven to be effective in working with adults with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease, developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, strokes, and more. Techniques are used that involve the client in the music-making to develop skills and facilitate improvement in the areas of physical, mental, emotional, social, and even spiritual well-being. Such skills may include the areas of expressive and receptive communication, rehabilitation of fine and gross motor skills, coping and adapting, academic and cognitive skills, and building self-confidence.
Client Testimonial: “I am a stroke survivor, dealing with Dysarthria. I believe in the benefits of music after experiencing such a traumatic event. I sought therapy to improve my speech. I did certain singing activities each session that helped me to improve my enunciation and breathing. I also did piano and guitar activities to improve on my dexterity. I experienced tremendous improvement in my time at therapy. I would highly recommend Charlotte Stewart’s therapy. She mad therapy welcoming each session I attended.” - B. Kelty
These are 1:1 sessions tailored to fit the needs of children dealing with trauma, illness, developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, neurological dysfunctions, and more. Interactive music interventions are designed to meet specific goals and improve sensori-motor, emotional, cognitive, communication, and social functioning. Music stimulates the senses and involves the child at many levels. This “multi-modal approach” facilitates many developmental skills. Music is highly motivating, yet it can also have a calming and relaxing effect. Enjoyable music activities are designed to be success-oriented and help children and teens feel better about themselves. Music therapy can help a child manage pain and stressful situations. Music can encourage socialization, self-expression, communication, and motor development. Because the brain processes music in both hemispheres, music can stimulate cognitive functioning and may be used for remediation of some speech/language skills (AMTA).