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Music Therapy Sessions at Fine Arts...
Music Therapy is the structured use of music experience by a trained professional to help individuals of all ages and abilities achieve specific goals such as attention to task, motor development, appropriate social interaction, language development, positive self worth, emotional expression and much more.
Fine Arts Association Scholarships are offered for Music Therapy through a variety of sources including the United Way of Lake County. To obtain a scholarship form, contact the Customer Service Center at (440) 951-7500 x100. Third party pay is welcomed and accepted from FRS, ECOT, Up Side of Downs, and several other organizations. Private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare are not accepted.
Music Therapy Faculty
Individual Sessions are scheduled as 45 or 60-minute sessions once per week (30 minute sessions may be available as determined by the MT-BC). Sessions are designed to meet the individual's language, communication, developmental, social, cognitive or motor need(s). The music therapist supports the individual's journey by establishing a positive therapeutic relationship that allows the individual to meet attainable goals determined by the therapist in close collaboration with parents and/or caregivers. Individual sessions include a progress summary. An assessment is required prior to registration.
Social Groups are available for 2-3 peers (typical or similar) in 45 or 60-minute sessions once per week. Sessions focus primarily on proper social interaction, eye contact, sharing, teamwork, taking turns and more, all in the context of group music making. The music therapist works closely with each individual to address their specific social need within the group setting. FAA Current MT Clients should seek prior approval from your MT-BC before enrolling in a social group. New FAA Clients must register for a 30-minute trial session with a MT-BC for placement into a social group.
Adapted Music Lessons are available on guitar, piano, drums or voice for children through adults with special learning needs. Lessons are taught by one of our trained music therapists who incorporate adaptive techniques to facilitate a successful music experience for the individual on his instrument of choice.
Off-site Services are available to preschools, private/public schools, nursing homes, hospitals and other community-based agencies in Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties. Whether for a group or individual session, services are tailored to the specific needs of the agency.
For information on Music Therapy services or to schedule an assessment, please contact the Music Therapy office at (440) 951-7500 x124 or Jeannie Fleming-Gifford, director of education at (440) 951-7500 x118.