Music Therapy

Where:   Your home, in the child’s natural, comfortable environment.  I also currently work in Long Term Care and have over a decade of experience with this population.

I have a background in classical and jazz, a diploma in jazz music performance from Vancouver Island and a bachelor’s degree in music therapy (BMT), including a 1000 hour internship in an elementary school and in long-term care with direct supervision from an accredited music therapist and independently run programs of groups and one to one sessions. I have experience with children of all ages, teaching piano and in my music therapy internship, as well as with persons in long term care.  I currently provide music therapy in long term care.

I work with:

  •       Children on the autistic spectrum
  •       Children with reading or math difficulties
  •       Children with emotional or social struggles
  •       Children with attention deficits or hyperactivity
  •      Children who are gifted in the intellectual or physical realm and seek or would benefit from a creative outlet
  •      Persons with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, history of stroke or other later life considerations

Music Therapy may include:

  •       Fun
  •       Fine and gross motor development
  •       Language acquisition
  •       Play and movement
  •       Social development
  •       Emotional expression
  •       Emotional awareness
  •       Self awareness building, self monitoring, practicing turn-taking, and leadership through drum circles and          paraphrasing on instruments such as hand drums
  •       Developing positive self image and self esteem
  •       Reading and math skills through songs and activities
  •       Improvisation on instruments
  •       Structured play on instruments
  •       Active listening
  •       Creative opportunities and song-writing
  •       Drums, percussion, xylophone, guitar and voice participation
  •       Memory recall development
  •       All levels

Rates: $100 per session

Please go to contact with any inquiries or questions! ambresong