Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides the indicated treatment including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music.
Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context, clients’ abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives. Music Therapy also provides avenues for communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words. Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in many areas such as: overall physical rehabilitation and facilitating movement, increasing people’s motivation to become engaged in their treatment, providing emotional support for clients and their families, and providing an outlet for expression of feelings (American Music Therapy Association, 2011).
At Concord Community Music School, we offer Music Therapy programs for special education, early intervention, mental health, Alzheimer’s and the elderly, hospice, and more. To inquire about our Music Therapy services, click here.
Dance Movement Therapy
Dance Movement Therapy is the use of movement to promote emotional, social, behavioral, cognitive, and physical integration and goals within an individual for the purpose of improving health and wellbeing and quality of life. This work involves subtle movement changes, using a prop or instrument to enhance movement and connection, changing movement patterns to better quality of life, connecting neurological pathways through movement, increasing range of movement, using breath with movement, and more. Dance Movement Therapy is a therapeutic technique for all ages and abilities, as the therapists first goal is to meet people where they are at. This therapeutic approach is based on the mind/ body connection, so a change in the body reflects a change in the mind. To inquire about our Dance Movement Therapy program, click here.
Tuition Rates for Expressive Arts Therapy
Tuition for 16-week semester:
- 30-minute session: $1,144
- 45-minute session: $1,496
Financial Aid is available; click here.
NOTE: The Music School welcomes students at any time of the semester, and we will gladly pro-rate the tuition based on the number of lessons remaining in the semester — please contact the Registrar for details email@example.com or (603) 228-1196.
Expanding Horizons – Adolescent Groups
with Heidi Martinez, Dance Movement Therapist
- High School group offered Thursdays, 6-7 pm
- Middle School group offered Saturdays, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Movement and Song for Memory and Mobility
with Heather Bigelow Hearne, Dance Movement Therapist
- Mondays, 2-3 pm
- Tuesdays, 11 am – noon
Do you struggle with balance and stability? Do you want to stimulate your memory? Do you want to add fun, laughter, movement and songs to your day? This class is designed to support and enhance memory and mobility. Each session will have moments of stretching, balance and coordination as well as moments where everyone is singing and moving together. For anyone diagnosed with Parkinson’s, MS, ALS, or other motor disorders, the curriculum is designed to help increase strength and flexibility, and to regulate balance and gait. For those struggling with memory or cognitive loss, the use of repetitive patterns, songs, and movement games help to stimulate neurological connections and memories. Come laugh with us. Learn more.