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Grand Opening Celebration

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On Friday, September 6, 2019, the Music Project celebrated the Grand Opening of its new facility in downtown Everett with many friends, neighbors, and partners. The spirit of joy and community was evident throughout the event. Thank you to everyone who came to warm the new space.

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Music YoU-FEST 2019

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Thank you to everyone that attended Music YoUFEST 2019! It was such a fun time be together. There were many smiles and special moments shared. What a wonderful day!

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After the event, staff highlights included making music together in workshops. Many people had wonderful and creative ideas! Also, the music performances represented a variety of cultures and traditions. It was beautiful to see how music gathered all parts of the community together.
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Lastly, a huge thank you to all of the volunteers! Your support made the day a success. As a result, we cannot say thank you enough.

Rocking Out with Heart

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When you enter the room, the feeling of community is clear. There are high fives, hugs, and many friendly hellos. Then, everyone chooses their instrument and gets ready to make music.

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A weekly program for teens and young adults, the Music YoUROCK supports building social skills and peer relationships. Participants have opportunities to explore a variety of instruments such as the guitar, drums, piano, and their voice. The program also offers participants opportunities to practice leadership and communication skills.

It’s a place for everyone to belong and make music. Drew, a program participant, says, “I love my group so much. Because it’s my heart. It’s good and helps me.” A sentiment echoed among many of the participants.

Music YoUROCK is eligible for coverage under DDA Respite Care.

Music Therapy for Adults with Disabilities

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Music therapy is a powerful tool for increasing the quality of life for many individuals including adults with disabilities. The Music Project partners with the Volunteers of America Western Washington Meaningful Day Program to provide music therapy for adults with disabilities in Everett, WA.

​The Meaningful Day Program aims to provide a safe, engaging and rewarding experience to people with development disabilities. The program empowers participants with opportunities to learn, stay active and socialize.

For adults with disabilities, music therapy helps develop self-awareness, social interaction, communication, and self-expression. Music therapists develop therapeutic interventions to best meet the needs of each participant. In turn, the most meaningful experience is possible.

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“I have worked with my individual for a few years now,” says Kayla Lowry, a program coordinator with Volunteers of America. “And, I have never seen him so vocal [as he’s usually nonverbal]. During music therapy, he says and points to what instruments he wants to hear. It has really been awesome to see.”

Are you interested in how music therapy can help you or your loved one? Schedule a consultation now. 

Music Therapy for Veterans

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Finding Their Voice.

In partnership with Catholic Community Services, the Music Project provides music therapy services to formerly homeless veterans in Snohomish County. After receiving therapy services, veterans report feeling more hopeful and an increased sense of community with other participants. One participant added that “Tuesdays and Thursdays are starting to become his favorite days of the week.”

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Using a trauma-informed approach, the music therapists promote healthy pro-social skills, increased resilience, and developing consistent relationships. The program maintains a client-led initiative that allows veterans to develop self-advocacy skills.

​Programming includes opportunities for individualized adaptive music lessons as well as a community jam group. In the community setting, participants exercise their developing resiliency and self-expression skills.

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As a result, music therapy gives a voice to veterans who otherwise struggle to express themselves and/or process the trauma experienced inside and outside of their military service.

Are you interested in how music therapy can help you or your loved one? Schedule a consultation now.