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

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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The Difference in Music Therapy vs. Music Education

on October 6, 2018

Although music therapy is an up-and-coming profession, some people still have trouble discerning the difference in music therapy and music education. I have been asked numerous times, “why should my child receive music therapy when they have a music class at school” or “my child already takes piano lessons so why would they need music therapy too?” Well, the difference is clear when we take away the word music. Therapy: Noun.

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