Creative Arts Therapies

*Registration will open for the Spring 2020 session in late November, 2019 and classes for the Spring 2020 session will begin on January 27, 2020*

Creative Arts Therapies

Creative Art Therapies Coordinator –Ann Marie Raddell, MT-BC, NICU MT

Please direct all inquiries for information and/or questions to Ann Marie Raddell at 440-951-7500 x124 or email at araddell@fineartsassociation.org.

Music Therapy - for individuals with special needs.

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 Deepwood, NEON (Cuyahoga County and Lake County), Family and Children First Council, Zanes Foundation and several other organizations.  Private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare are not accepted.

Assessment is required for new clients and a 60-minute assessment must be scheduled before registering for sessions.  Immediately following the assessment session, the music therapist discusses potential goals in Music Therapy with parents/caregivers and makes a recommendation for inclusion into the program.  To schedule an assessment session, contact Ann Marie Raddell, Creative Therapies Coordinator at 440-951-7500 x124.

Individual Sessions are scheduled as 30, 45 or 60-minute sessions once per week.  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. 

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. New FAA clients must have an assessment prior to registration.

Adapted Music Lessons: Does your young learner express an interest in private music instruction? 

Available to any student: Our music therapists are available to provide an introduction to independent music lessons, help determine preference for select instruments, teach general music concepts in an engaging way, and foster a love of music learning for even the littlest maestro! Please call for more information and to learn more about our early childhood programming. For more information contact Ann Marie Raddell, Creative Therapies Coordinator at 440-951-7500 x124 or email at araddell@fineartsassociation.org.

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 creative arts therapies services or to schedule an assessment, contact Ann Marie Raddell, Creative Therapies Coordinator at 440-951-7500 x124.

Music Therapy Faculty

Art Therapy - for individuals with special needs.

Art Therapy Faculty

Session
MTF1901 - Music Therapy Social Group
MTF1902 - UNAVAILABLE Music Therapy Social Group
MTF1903- UNAVAILABLE Music Therapy Social Group
MTF1904 - UNAVAILABLE Music Therapy Social Group