Member-American Music Therapy Association
Board Certified #07511

MUSIC THERAPY

What is Music Therapy?


Music therapy is focused intentional use of music and music activities to facilitate change and improve quality of life. 


Music is therapeutically used to address and reach goals affecting  the whole person. 


Music Therapy is a strength-based approach to well being.    


Music therapy is a science and an art.  


Music Therapy Sessions

Music therapy sessions are designed to address needs and enhance quality of life and wellness.  

 

Music therapy is creative, flexible and often a spontaneous therapy to help people of all ages and all abilities.  


Individual sessions begin with a consultation, followed by a series of strategic goal oriented and strength based music activity interventions.


Group sessions can be rhythmic drumming, music and imagery, sing-a-longs, songwriting, improvisational ensembles. 


 



Relief - Recovery - Wellness

Applied by a professional certified practitioner, music therapy is  widely utilized as a cognitive, psychosocial, and complimentary medical therapy. 


Music therapy provides holistic treatment and relief for pain, stress, substance recovery, anxiety, post traumatic stress, speech challenges, Autism, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson's disease and more.


Community music therapy enhances wellness in the community, increases social interaction and brings families and people together.

Minding Music-Music Therapy

Services

Music therapy services are goal oriented therapeutic interventions designed to address needs and enhance quality of life and well being.  

Programs or by sessions. 


Programs

Assisted living, residential homes, senior facilities, hospitals, substance recovery, Veterans groups, ‘at risk’ youth, drumming, music-making programs available.   

Community music therapy events and team building services.

Sessions

Individual or group; improvisation, music workshops, songwriting, rhythmic drumming, vocal toning, music and imagery.....


There is a MINDING MUSIC-MUSIC THERAPY session for everyone!

Change and Wellness

Family dynamics, team building, self esteem, life changes, substance recovery, express emotions, social interaction, child rearing, anger management, memory.



Relief and Recovery

Stress, pain management, autism spectrum, Alzheimer's, dementia, 

neurological challenges, attention deficit, trauma, post traumatic stress, mental illness, speech disorders, childbearing





Instruments

MINDING MUSIC has a family of musical instruments to explore and play.  Many instruments require little to no experience or ‘know how’. 

About MINDING-MUSIC

MINDING MUSIC-MUSIC THERAPY

Our mission is to provide quality evidenced based music therapy services to promote optimal physical and mental health and to provide opportunities for personal growth in our community.


The Coachella Valley has been the home to MindingMusic-MusicTherapy since 2010.  

 

MindingMusic-MusicTherapy facilitates community music therapy  events such as improvisational groups, music and imagery exploration. We also hold seasonal drum circle celebrations.

EVENTS

J Anderson, MT-BC

 Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pa. in 2004.  He worked for California Department of State Hospitals as a music therapist at a secure forensic psychiatric facility for 13 years


Jay also served 4 years in the United States Army Band as a tenor saxophone player and was active and interested in music as therapy for many years before formal education in the field.   

 

Board certified since 2005

Member American Music Therapy Association 

Bonny Method GIM Level I






Contact

MUSIC THERAPY

There is an incredible amount of information available about music therapy. Print, film, testimonials, audio, countless on-line articles, video and scientific evidence.   


Type MUSIC THERAPY in your search browser or go to www.musictherapy.org and experience music by minding music!


 "I have seen and heard the power of music to bring joy, communion, healing and comfort. Science continues to prove it."   

~Jay Anderson

Events

Friday December 7 2018

Music and Imagery

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Pinyon Crest

+ Event Details

Friday December 7 2018

Music and Imagery

Use the power of music to evoke images, access and explore the Self in a non-ordinary state of consciousness

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Pinyon Crest

Saturday December 22 2018

Winter Solstice Drum Circle

4pm - 5pm

Pinyon Crest

+ Event Details

Saturday December 22 2018

Winter Solstice Drum Circle

 Celebrate Winter with Joyous Rhythm 

Bring a drum or your favorite percussion instrument.   

Don't have a drum? We got for you. 

4pm - 5pm

Pinyon Crest

Wednesday January 1 2019

New Year's Day Drum Circle

3pm - 4pm

TBA

+ Event Details

Wednesday January 1 2019

New Year's Day Drum Circle

Bring in 2019 with love, joy and sweet rhythm 

3pm - 4pm

TBA

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

MUSIC THERAPY IS REIMBURSABLE

MUSIC THERAPY MAY BE COVERED BY YOUR INSURANCE CARRIER 

MEDICARE 

Music therapy has been identified as a reimbursable service under benefits for Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) since 1994. Falling under the heading of Activity Therapy, the interventions must be individualized and based on goals specified in the treatment plan and not purely recreational or diversionary in nature. 

Private Insurance

The number of third party reimbursement for the provision of music therapy services continues to grow.  Music therapy is comparable to other allied health professions such as occupational, speech and physical therapies. 



OTHER SOURCES

Many state departments of mental health, state departments of developmental disabilities, state adoption subsidy programs, private auto insurance, employee worker’s compensation, county boards of developmental disabilities, IDEA Part B related services funds, foundations, grants, and private pay are also available for music therapy interventions. 

Contact~ Minding Music-Music Therapy

Questions about Music Therapy and how it may help you, your family or a friend ? Reach out and make it happen.

Jay Anderson, MT-BC

Board Certified Music Therapist - CBMT #07511

Member American Music Therapy Association


Minding Music - Music Therapy

janderson@mindingmusic.com
(760) 834-1164