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Music therapy

Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program

Our Music therapists:

  • Assess emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities, and cognitive skills
  • Design music sessions based on client needs using music improvisation, music listening, song writing, lyric discussion, music and imagery, music performance, and learning through music
  • Participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning, ongoing evaluation, and follow-up

Populations Served:

Individuals of all ages, infants through older adults, can benefit from music therapy!

West Music Music Therapy serves those with:
• Developmental disabilities
• Learning disabilities
• Physical disabilities
• Autism
• Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
• Mental health disorders
• Substance abuse issues
• Brain injuries
• Acute and chronic pain

We work in:
• Schools
• Head Start Programs
• Hospitals
• Nursing homes
• Group homes
• Rehabilitation clinics
• Substance abuse facilities
• Mental health centers
• Camps
• Private homes

Adaptive Lessons

Adaptive music education focuses on assisting the student in learning proper technique, elements of music, theory, music history, and expanded repertoire. Adaptive lessons focus more on the student’s process of learning than the outcome of performance, however performance may be a key tool for reinforcement.

For more information or to enroll in Adaptive Lessons, call your local West Music store, or contact us online.


  • Grow Your Voice
  • Leg Up on Language
  • Cadence
  • Teen Music Club
  • Social Skills Group
  • Acoustic Music Club
  • Summer Bell Choir
  • Scherzo Music Group
  • A Music Therapy Adventure