What Is Music Therapy?
Music therapy is the skillful use of music by an accredited music therapist to accomplish individualized non-music goals. Music therapists use carefully selected music and music interventions to address physical, cognitive, social and emotional needs.
Sessions can take place in psychiatric hospitals, rehabilitative facilities, medical hospitals, outpatient clinics, day care treatment centers, agencies serving developmentally disabled persons, community mental health centers, drug and alcohol programs, senior centers, nursing homes, schools, and private residences.
We love our music group! Amy has such a natural rapport with residents and staff. She is caring, compassionate, and fun! She gets everyone (even an individual who typically refuses group activities) dancing, stretching, singing, and playing instruments all while increasing communication and interaction in the group and addressing goals such as grasping, reaching, and increasing movement and flexibility. I see more positive interactions with the residents during and following their music group than any other time. The benefits are wonderful! Music night is our favorite!
Amy's professionalism and work ethic have been outstanding. We have found her to be trustworthy and dependable. She continually demonstrates a strong commitment and desire to help our son in his developmental needs.
Ms. Recchia successfully accomplishes not only teaching a diverse group of students, but also managing the significant behavioral challenges they present. She is very well liked by both her students and colleagues. She is patient, creative, conscientious, professional and hard-working.