Music Therapy & Lessons
Music therapy is a clinical and evidence-based practice that uses music interventions to address various physical, emotional, cognitive, and social goals within a therapeutic relationship. Trained music therapists employ activities like singing, playing instruments, and listening to music to enhance well-being and promote healing. It can benefit individuals of all ages and is applied in various settings, including hospitals, schools, and rehabilitation centers.
In pediatric practice, music therapy is employed to address the unique needs of children facing various challenges. For those with developmental disorders like autism, music therapy can enhance communication skills, social interactions, and sensory integration. It provides a structured and engaging environment for children who may find traditional forms of communication challenging.
Here at Bumblebee, our music therapists work with kids to apply individual creativity and expression as a resource for regulation, non-verbal and verbal communication, sensory needs, and so much more. Whether they are interacting with others in a small group, or working one-on-one with a music therapist, music will be a reinforcement for client autonomy, developmental growth, and connection with the world around them.
Music lessons are structured sessions designed to teach individuals the fundamentals of music, including theory, technique, and performance skills. These lessons can cover a variety of musical instruments, voice, or general music appreciation.
When learning about music, educational work often informs individuals through the application of musical elements (dynamics, melody, harmony, rhythm, tempo, etc.), to better inform the individual about the diverse ways in which you can classify music, and how you can explore music.
Both Adapted and Non-Adapted Lessons at Bumblebee incorporate the fundamentals of learning and experiencing music: Instrumental training, music theory, ear training, creativity and composition, improvisation, and appreciation. Your child will experience the depth of the music world, not only by simply learning how to play music, but by understanding the music and the context.