Individual & Group Services

Private one-on-one sessions that address individualized goals such as expressive communication, behavior, sensory needs, etc. Group music therapy sessions are provided for groups of 4 or more participants that address goals such as social interactions, turn taking, attention, and quality of life.

Adaptive Music Lessons

Music lessons with a music therapist’s touch, and teaching methods adapted to meet your learning needs. Music services on guitar, piano, ukulele, and voice.

Memory Care

In a memory care setting, music can facilitate cognitive function, coordinate motor movements, improve oxygen saturation and breath support, lower blood pressure, shift mood, decrease depression, manage stress-induced agitation, stimulate positive interactions.

NICU & Medical Music Therapy

Research has shown that music therapy can reduce hospital stay, increase oxygen saturation, maintain vitals, increase weight gain in infants in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Megan is proudly a credentialed NICU-MT’s.

In-Service & Presentations

Services and presentations are provided for your agency, business, club, organization, parent group, or school. Topics covered include: basic information about music therapy, brief history of the field, who music therapists work with, and typical goals addressed.

Event Services

Let Heart Strings provide music services for your wedding ceremony, festival, dinner party, corporate event, or special day.

Testimonials

What is Music Therapy?

Music Therapy is an established health care profession which provides 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 (AMTA, 2005). Through the use of music based strategies and interventions, music therapists work with individuals of all ages and abilities to master non-musical goals. Music therapy can address needs within the cognitive, emotional, physical, spiritual, sensory, and social domains.

AMTA, 2005

From the blog

Best of the Upstate 2019 Finalist

on July 13, 2019

Wow! All I can say is wow! Holy Moly! Goodness Gracious…. We cannot believe the honor of being a finalist in this year’s Best of the Upstate in Best Musical Instruction! That means that Heart Strings Music Therapy Services, LLC was one of TWO finalists. We were up against the best facility for musical instruction in the Upstate. We want to wish a huge congratulations to Pecknel Music Company for winning Best Musical Instruction!

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Music Therapy and Books! Singable Song Stories

on May 28, 2019

The cow said neigh and the pig said oink? Yup, you read that correctly. The cat did say hello and the farmer said moo but have you ever seen a bear combing his hair or a whale with a polka dotted tail down by the bay? I sure have! I love using books or song books in music therapy sessions. Books such as “The Cow Said Neigh” by Rory Feek and “Down by the Bay” by Raffi can be used to work on so many more skills than just reading.

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Becoming a Music Therapist, MT-BC

on October 30, 2018

Music Therapists are certified to work with people of all ages with various disabilities. A Career in Music Therapy offers challenge, opportunity, and remarkable rewards but it is not an easy, breezy path to Board Certification. It takes years of education and training, clinical hours, an intensive internship, board exams, and a career of learning to become an MT. Some believe that it takes a “special person” to be a therapist and I believe that to be true.

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Top 10 Go-To Instruments for Music Therapy

on October 11, 2018

From parents and clients to music therapy students and interns, I have been asked over and over again: “Which instruments do you use the most and recommend I should have in my collection or at home?” There’s a common misconception that a person must have some sort of musical background or training to receive music therapy services. I am here to tell you that is absolutely false. Whether someone grew up singing in church choirs or has had no musical experience whatsoever, music can still be a tool to help them reach their fullest potential.

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