As part of our mission to change lives through the power of learning, sharing, and making music, the Music School launched the first music school supported Music Therapy Program in New Hampshire in the Fall of 2006. Understanding the profound ways in which music therapy can impact the lives of students with special needs, the Music School partners with 18 area agencies and schools to reach as many students as possible in the most cost-effective manner. In addition to this community service, we also serve clients on-site at the Music School. To date, the school has served over 1,500 special needs students who are faced with mental health challenges, traumatic brain injury and many who have autism spectrum disorder. Today, The Music School employs 3 of the 14 board certified Music Therapists in New Hampshire, and provides music therapy services to over 350 students each year.
Music therapy also directly supports families of students. Repeatedly, parents and service providers have informed us that they have been searching for years for a music therapist for their child, close to home. An individual’s growth through a music therapy program can improve the quality of life for the entire family. With improved behavior there is less strain on other family members. The client can become more independent and communicative and music therapy can offer opportunities for positive interaction and relationship building. One of the most important aspects of music therapy is that it can help promote the transfer of skills in sessions to the home environment.
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Thank you to our generous Music Therapy Lead Program Sponsor: