Music Therapy

-expanding community, encouraging families, embracing everyone-

music-harbour-logoCMA is collaborating with Music Harbour to provide a new music therapy service for people with additional needs.

Starting in January 2017, the provision will take two different forms so that your circumstances can be accommodated:

  • Music therapy sessions for families with children with special needs on Saturday mornings
  • Music therapy sessions for individuals and their carers on Friday afternoons and Tuesday evenings

Music therapy can help people who are living with a variety of needs, including:

  • Learning difficulties
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Neurological disabilities
  • Emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • Low self esteem
  • Social isolation
  • Physical disabilities
  • Anxiety

Families and individuals living with any difficulty or disability can find it hard to access musical activities. If you would like to refer someone you know to Music Harbour music therapy at CMA, please use the CMA application form. Participants can be any age and no prior musical experience is necessary. Music therapy is shaped to the needs of whoever is participating – it focusses on what you CAN do, not what you can’t. It can be for groups or individuals and the duration of therapy can be tailored to need.

“It has been great for me, too, to be part of something so positive with my child!” -mother of toddler with learning difficulties who attended a family group.

For more information on what music therapy is and how it might help you or someone you know, please see the Music Harbour website or contact them directly on musicharbourinfo@gmail.com.