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 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.
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.
Music therapy services are goal oriented therapeutic interventions designed to address needs and enhance quality of life and well being.
Programs or by sessions.
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.
Individual or group; improvisation, music workshops, songwriting, rhythmic drumming, vocal toning, music and imagery.....
There is a MINDING MUSIC-MUSIC THERAPY session for everyone!
Family dynamics, team building, self esteem, life changes, substance recovery, express emotions, social interaction, child rearing, anger management, memory.
Stress, pain management, autism spectrum, Alzheimer's, dementia,
neurological challenges, attention deficit, trauma, post traumatic stress, mental illness, speech disorders, childbearing
MINDING MUSIC has a family of musical instruments to explore and play. Many instruments require little to no experience or ‘know how’.
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.
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
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."
MUSIC THERAPY MAY BE COVERED BY YOUR INSURANCE CARRIER
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.
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.
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.