Music Programs at Up Side of Downs

Individual & Group Programming

  • Location: Up Side of Downs, 6533B Brecksville Road, Independence, OH 44131
  • Funding options – Family Resources Programs of MCBDD, SCBDD, CCBDD, Ohio Autism Scholarship & Ohio Jon Peterson Scholarship
  • Session Dates
    • Winter: January 7 – May 31, 2019
    • Summer: June 1 – August 31, 2019
    • Fall: September 1 – December 31, 2019

MUSIC THERAPY Music therapy uses music as the therapeutic stimulus to achieve non-musical treatment goals. Weekly sessions use musical strategies to provide students with an initial assist followed by the fading of musical cues to aid in transfer and generalization of skills to other environments.

ADAPTED MUSIC Adapted music lessons (piano, guitar, ukulele or voice) focus on musical goals and are often the first step to begin a lifetime of music learning. Weekly lessons provide additional support to the student in order to introduce and develop musical skills until traditional lessons can be successful.

  • 30, 45 & 60 min lessons available
  • Complete the form below for registration and tuition rates
  • New students require an assessment to determine treatment goals.
  • Winter availability on Mondays 4-4:30 or Fridays 6-6:30


MAKING THE BAND This program is a blend of our adapted music lessons and social skills classes with a purpose of creating a group ensemble – guitar, piano, drums and singing.  Participants meet in a 30-min individual lesson bi-weekly and then class on Fridays 4:30-5:15 on the “off” weeks.

  • Ages: 18+
  • $30 for 45-min group class, $38.50 for 30-min individual lesson
  • Group class meets at Up Side of Downs in Brecksville on Fridays at 4:30; however, the individual lesson can be schedule at USOD, Medina or North Royalton location.
  • Complete the registration form below for registration.

THE LEARNING GROOVE PARENT/CHILD MUSIC CLASS TLG’s mission is to empower children to reach their full musical, academic and creative potential through singing, dancing and playing instruments. Your child will learn and increase rhythm, pitch and melody; language skills; motor coordination; interpersonal skills; cultural awareness; creative expression; and academic readiness.  This class is perfect for the parent and child to bond in a musically supported environment.

  • Ages: Newborn to age 5
  • Complete the form below for registration and tuition rates
  • Starting in June 2019! Complete the form below if interested in more information.

To register for semester programs, complete this form and we will contact you!  Late registrations will be prorated for that semester.