Home Based Programs

Many parents are aware of the power of music to stimulate and develop the brain. However, what they don’t realize is that pairing certain musical activities with specific phases of a child’s development helps achieve necessary milestones for healthier social, emotional and academic growth. Arts For Healing is now offering home based programs in order to fulfill the needs of children at various developmental stages, helping parents learn how to encourage physical, cognitive and social/emotional growth through music.


Coming into the home will allow the music therapist to create a developmentally appropriate music program that is easy for the parent or caregiver to follow. Learning about how music can enhance speech and language, fine and gross motor skills, self- confidence and self- awareness, will help the child for many years to come. Six week programs can be renewed in order to update activities and outcomes. The music therapist will help set goals and will advise on materials needed to carry out musical experiences.


In home music therapy sessions for parent and child encourages new ways of relating and communicating. Parents will be able to develop new strategies for “play” and will incorporate new avenues for connecting with their child. Discovering music as a communication and shared experience will enhance the lives of all children and their families. The music therapist will advise on activities at home that will continue the process of music making together.


Establishing music therapy in the comfort of a child’s own home will help incorporate music making as a natural part of the child’s life as he or she grows. The therapist will assess specific issues that need to be worked on, and will design a program to address those issues. Through a series of improvisational, interactive musical activities, the child will learn a new form of expression, one that will carry over to his or her relationship with the rest of the family. Instruments will be brought to the home and will be combined with any musical instruments the child owns.


Tailoring adaptive music lessons specifically for the child at home, allows that child to take ownership of both the instrument and the learning experience. There is no fear, no threat, no anxiety, and learning becomes a fun, easy, creative experience that both parent and child realize can keep going for years to come.

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What parents are saying

Her awareness of others and her ability to use her language has improved tremendously in the past few years. I think the music has been a real key in her development.
Heidi's mother
Daniel has grown in so many ways through the art and music sessions. He is expressing himself so much more clearly and fully. He seems to be so much more comfortable with who he is.
Cheryl, Daniel's mother
I've seen Manny move from being isolated and in his own world to being able to join his peers in school and even at home with his younger sister.
Jason, Manny's father
Dear Karen, you have been able to bring out Harold's smile and his joy of life. He can open up and let us know more of what he is feeling and thinking. What a gift for a parent!
From a parent
Dear Miss Karen, As you know, I auditioned for the play Honk, Jr. at my school. Guess what -- I got the lead role of Ugly! I think all of my work in music and theatre at Arts for Healing really helped me do a good job at the auditions. So thank you for helping me so much over the past 8 years. I'm really excited. Love, Brian "Music can always be there when you need it."
Zeke, 8 year old boy with Asperger's Syndrome
Thank you for your music and for all the joy and learning you've brought to Jeremy. All the musical intelligence you've encouraged will thrive! He'll always remember you.
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