Music & Dance Programming
Music therapy uses music as the therapeutic stimulus to achieve non-musical treatment goals, for example:
Improved cognitive functioning
Increased socialization and improved behavior
Successful and safe self expression
Enhanced auditory processing
Improved communication or verbal skills
The purpose of music therapy is to provide the individual with an initial assist using melodic and rhythmic strategies, followed by fading of musical cues to aid in generalization and transfer to other environments.
Adapted Music Lessons
Our Adapted Music program is available in-person and virtually. Adaptive music lessons focus on musical goals. Beginning adaptive music lessons with a music therapist can often be the first step a student needs to successfully start a lifetime of musical learning. The purpose of adaptive music lessons is to provide additional support to increase musical skills until traditional music lessons can be successful. We offer adapted music lessons in piano, voice, guitar, ukulele and drum set.
Beyond the Music Membership (ages 2-5)
Beyond the Music is available for virtual or in-person participation. Families with children ages 2-5 need the flexibility of a music program that can adapt to the environmental needs (virtual or in-person) of our children as we are keeping them safe midst the COVID pandemic. Beyond the Music memberships offer just that with virtual and in-person options, so your child can continue to learn the academic, developmental and musical skills in these critical years of learning!
The community is the heart of our membership program and this is why we've called this BEYOND THE MUSIC. You don't have to do this alone!
The Learning Groove Music Class (ages 1-5)
Our Learning Groove class is available in-person. The Learning Groove program is a developmental music & movement class for children ages 1-5. TLG's mission is to empower children to reach their full musical, academic and creative potential. This program was created by Eric Litwin, author of the Pete The Cat picture books and special needs educator and is an inclusion class at our North Royalton and Medina.
Adapted Dance Program
The ultimate goal of our adaptive dance program is to mainstream our dancers into a traditional dance class. The benefit to these classes is the low teacher to student ratio. Skills taught in these classes are the same as a typical dance class, but are tailored to each dancer’s unique needs and abilities in order to provide the most successful learning environment.
Music Therapy in the Community
Beyond Words has partnerships with several public schools, private schools, non-profit organizations and hospitals bringing music therapy to you in the community. Our contracts are tailored to your budgetary and programming needs. Contact Erin Jester for more details at 440-230-6100 x.700.
The Learning Groove at Hobbitts Preschool
The Learning Groove Music Class is a developmental music & movement class designed to empower children to reach their full musical, academic and creative potential. This class will be offered on Monday or Thursday from 12:00-12:30 for the 2021-22 school year, divided into two 11-week semesters (Fall and Winter).
Registration is full for the 2021-22 school year, but click the link below for The Learning Groove Classes offered at our North Royalton studio.