Children who have experienced trauma or have special needs may struggle with traditional music lessons. Music YoU PLAY offers individual and small group music lessons taught by board certified music therapists who can accommodate children’s different learning styles and adapt to behavioral, social or cognitive challenges. It is important to note that Music YoU PLAY will not address any treatment goals, as Music YoU HEAL, but will help children develop music skills despite the diagnosis.
Music YoU-PLAY adaptations may include:
- Color coding for individuals who are not able to read traditional music notation
- Visual aids to structure the lesson and reduce frustration
- Music games, rhythm instruments, movement and singing to maintain attention and maximize learning
- Both individualized and group instruction to encourage participation with music and maximize feelings of success