Music therapy is beneficial for a child of any age and a wonderful way for a child to learn how to express their emotions and communicate needs. Music therapy is proven to promote mental and physical healing as well as enhance a person’s emotional state. This program is an excellent choice for a child who has suffered abuse and trauma.
9 Interesting Facts and Statistics
- 86% of users of the Nordoff-Robbins music therapy services said that music therapy had enabled them to develop social skills and interaction (Nordoff Robbins, n.d.)
- Your heartbeat changes to mimic the music that you listen to
- Distinguishing changes in sounds were found to be equipped in those as small as a developing fetus
- Listening to happy vs. sad music can affect the way you perceive the world around you
- An “earworm” is a song that you can’t seem to get out of your head
- A ‘brain itch’ is a need for the brain to fill in the gaps in a song’s rhythm
- Music triggers activity in the same part of the brain that releases dopamine (the ‘pleasure chemical’)
- Music triggers networks of neurons into an organized movement
- Learning a musical instrument can improve fine motor and reasoning skills
Group Music Therapy Classes in 2020
Begins February 6, 2020 at 4 p.m.
6 weeks in length
Location: HeartSong Music Therapy
605 West Avenue
Limited space available. First come, first serve basis.
If interested in additional classes for ages 5 to 18, please contact us.