Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. (From www.musictherapy.org)
Music Together® is a music and movement approach to early childhood music development for infant, toddler, preschool, and kindergarten children and their parents, teachers, and other primary caregivers. It began as an educational project of the Center for Music and Young Children and is now being taught internationally. Originally offered to the public in 1987, it pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement.
Music therapists assess emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities, and cognitive skills through musical responses; design music sessions for individuals and groups based on client needs using music improvisation, receptive music listening, song writing, lyric discussion, music and imagery, music performance, and learning through music; participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning, ongoing evaluation, and follow up. (From www.musictherapy.org)
No. We offer services to people of all ages with varying abilities and disabilities. We have worked with clients from one week old to 96 years old.
Anyone can potentially benefit from music therapy. Our therapists have worked with clients with autism, developmental delays, dementia, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, as well as typically developing children and well adults. We offer screenings to determine if music therapy would be an appropriate intervention. Please contact us if you are interested in a screening.
Typically services are offered in our studios, as well as schools, group homes, day treatment programs, hospitals, nursing homes, and community centers
Tempo! Music Therapy Services is the region's leading provider of music therapy services, family music classes, music lessons, and yoga. Our team consists of board certified musical therapists, most of whom have at least a Master's Degree in Music Therapy. As a team, we have a collective experience of over 100 years. Our education and experience sets us apart and has made Tempo! a highly respected company among both music professionals and the public.
No. Many of our clients come to us who enjoy and are motivated by music, but prior musical experience or ability is not required to benefit from services.
Yes. We offer lessons on a variety of instruments, including piano, voice, and guitar. Students have the opportunity to perform in our recitals twice a year.
Some insurance companies reimburse our clients for music therapy services but we do not bill insurance companies directly. We are considered out of network with many insurance companies and can call on benefits to see if your plan may cover services. We are an approved provider for the Mental Health/Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities. We are in the process of becoming an approved provider for the Perform Care system and for the Pennsylvania OBRA Waiver. Please contact us for more information.
Music therapy may be provided by the public schools either by decision of the IEP team (as a related service) or by decision of the school district (as educational enrichment).
We hold four semesters a year:
Winter 2014 - (10 weeks) beginning January 6, 2014 ending March 15, 2014
Spring 2014 - (10 weeks) beginning April 7, 2014 ending June 17, 2014
*Earlybird March 17, 2014
No class Memorial Day Monday
Summer 2014 - (6 weeks) beginning July 7, 2014 ending August 16, 2014
*Earlybird June 16, 2014
Fall 2014 - (10 weeks) beginning September 22, 2014 ending December 6, 2014
*Earlybird September 1, 2014
No classes Thanksgiving week
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