Services: Music Therapy and Music Psychotherapy Sessions

Notes By Amy provides private individualized music therapy sessions that are customized to meet the specific needs of each client. Private in-home sessions begin with a 3-4 session assessment period followed by the therapist’s formal written assessment prepared in discussion and goal setting with the client and/or family. Group music therapy services are also available and generally take place at a facility such as a nursing home or community centre.

This song, "On my Own", was recorded as part of clinical work with a child survivor of the Holocaust:

Please contact Amy to discuss your special needs and her reasonable rates.

Some Examples of the Benefits and Goals of Music Therapy.

  • Improve & develop expressive and receptive language
  • Improve speech, articulation and verbal communication
  • Promote effective use of non-verbal communication
  • Promote reality orientation
  • Improve memory skills
  • Increase on-task behaviour, motivation and participation
  • Improve ability to follow directions
  • Promote ability to complete activities of daily living
Motor Functioning
  • Maintain/improve fine and gross motor functioning
  • Maintain/improve range of motion
  • Improve eye/hand coordination
  • Decrease pain perception
Emotional Expression & Spirituality
  • Increase verbal/non-verbal expression of feelings
  • Improve self-esteem
  • Decrease stress and anxiety
  • Facilitate the grieving process
  • Teach relaxation techniques
  • Facilitate exploration of spiritual concerns
  • Develop creativity and sense of identity
  • Facilitate reminiscence and life review
Social Skills
  • Improve social interaction with others
  • Improve appropriate eye contact
  • Improve ability to make choices and initiate responses
  • Decrease isolation
  • Promote independence