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Due to the Covid-19 Shelter in place order, Music Therapy on-site sessions are currently cancelled until further notice.

Virtual Music Therapy

Currently our Music Therapy sessions are held virtually. For questions and information please contact Teresa@dscba.org

  • Babies - Infants to Crawling Infants: 4th Thursday of the month - 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

  • Walking Toddler - 7-year-old: 2nd Thursday of the month - 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 

Themed Music Therapy

  • Ages 12 and up: 4th Monday - 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Yoga & Music Therapy 

  • Ages 8 - 15: 1st Sunday of the month - 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m

Music Therapy

The Down Syndrome Connection has a board-certified music therapy team who offers an integrative approach to music therapy, meeting in 3 different locations around the Bay Area each month. It is a fun, engaging, and therapeutic environment, that requires no musical experience or skill. 

What Is Music Therapy?

Music therapy takes the joy and power of music, and combines it with the goals of a traditional therapy session. Music therapy interventions such as singing, instrument playing, music improvisation, songwriting, music and movement, and musical games are used to address speech, physical, academic, cognitive, and behavioral goals. It can also strengthen family connections, as caretakers are encouraged to participate. 

What are the benefits of Music Therapy?

Music therapy encourages individuals to express themselves freely and creates opportunities for growth and success in a safe and fun environment at the Down Syndrome Connection. 

Research supports that music therapy has the ability to enhance mood, increase attention, expand speech with singing, increase motor movements through rhythm, and promote positive behaviors to optimize a student’s ability to learn and interact.

We hope you’ll join us!

Facilitator: Jessica Wood, MT-BC. Contact: jessica@dscba.org

Registration is required for each class. Please pick the location and then click on the date to go to the registration page.

Terapia musical

La Conexión de síndrome de Down (Down Syndrome Connection) tiene un equipo de terapia musical con certificación de la Mesa directiva utilizando la música con enfoque integral de terapia, la cual se ofrece en 3 ubicaciones diferentes en el Área de la Bahía reuniéndose una vez al mes. Es un ambiente divertido, atractivo y terapéutico, que no requiere experiencia o habilidad musical.

¿Qué es la terapia musical?

La terapia musical toma la alegría y el poder de la música, y los combina con las metas de una sesión de terapia tradicional. Las intervenciones de la terapia musical como el canto, la ejecución de instrumentos, la improvisación musical, la composición de canciones, la música, los movimientos, y los juegos musicales se utilizan para abordar las metas del habla, del físico, metas académicas, cognitivas y de comportamiento. También puede fortalecer las conexiones en la familia, ya que se alienta a los cuidadores a participar.

¿Cuáles son los beneficios de la terapia musical?

La terapia musical alienta a las personas a expresarse libremente y crea oportunidades para el crecimiento y el éxito en un ambiente seguro y divertido en la Conexión de síndrome de Down.

La investigación apoya que la terapia musical tiene la habilidad de mejorar el estado de ánimo, aumentar la atención, expandir el habla con el canto, aumentar los movimientos motores por medio del ritmo y promover comportamientos positivos para optimizar la habilidad del alumno para aprender e interactuar.

Guía didáctica: Jessica Wood, MT-BC. Contacto:jessica@dscba.org

Se requiere inscribirse para cada clase. Elija la ubicación y luego haga clic en la fecha para ir a la página de la inscripción.

 


 Check out Jessica's Wood's YouTube Music Channel

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Danville

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Danville

Location: DSCBA Classroom, 101 J Town and Country Dr, Danville

Music Therapy Policies:

  • Registration CLOSES FRI before class at 12:00pm, in order to prepare for class size, activities, volunteer numbers, etc
  • There is a 6 participant minimum & 12 participant maximum, per class.
  • Siblings - Due to increasing attendance and growing class sizes, we can NO longer accommodate Siblings in Danville's Music Therapy Classes. Please plan ahead to make other arrangements for siblings if you have registered for a M/T class.
  • Parent/Guardian must be present to assist their child as needed. 
  • 8-15 Yr Old Class - Parent/Guardians are asked Not to leave the DSCBA office/lobby, in case their assistance is needed. 
  • Please Register for your child's correct ABILITY/AGE group.
  • Each participant may attend one class per month.
  • M/T Classes are offered FREE of charge to DSCBA members.

Question? Contact: Teresa at teresa@dscba.org

 

2020

Click on the class date to register!

Ages Infant - Crawling Infant, 9:00-10:30am

Jan 4

Feb 1

NO March Class

May 2

June 6

Walking Toddlers - 7 Yr Olds, 10:45-12:15pm

Jan 4

Feb 1

NO March Class

May 2

June 6

Ages 8-15 Years, 12:45-2:15pm

Jan 4

Feb 1

NO March Class

May 2

June 6

Oakland

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Oakland

Location: UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland - Down Syndrome Clinic, 5220 Claremont Ave., Oakland

Music Therapy Policies:

  • Registration CLOSES FRI before class at 12:00pm in order to prepare for class size & volunteer numbers.
  • There is a 6 participant minimum & 12 participant maximum, per class.
  • Parent/Guardian must be present to assist their child as needed. 
  • Each participant may attend one class per month.
  • M/T Classes are offered FREE of charge to DSCBA members.

Question? Contact: Teresa at teresa@dscba.org

2020

Click on the class date to register!

0-6 Yrs Old (Class offered in English), 9-10:30am

Jan 25

Feb 22

May 23

0-6 Años (Class offered in Spanish) 10:45-12:15pm 

Edades: infantes a seis años

Clase de Terapia musical en Oakland

ahora ofrecida en español!

25 de Enero

22 de Febrero

23 de Mayo

Peninsula

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Peninsula

Location: Congregational Church of San Mateo, 225 Tilton Ave, San Mateo

Parking lot is located behind the church, on Catalpa St., parallel to Tilton Ave.

Music Therapy Policies:

  • Registration CLOSES FRI before class at 12:00pm in order to prepare for class size & volunteer numbers.
  • There is a 6 participant minimum & 12 participant maximum, per class.
  • Parent/Guardian must be present to assist their child as needed. 
  • Each participant may attend one class per month.
  • M/T Classes are offered FREE of charge to DSCBA members.

Questions? Contact: Julie at Julie@dscba.org

2020 

Click on the class date to register!

0-6 Yrs Old, 9-10:30am

Jan 18

Feb 15

No March class

May 16

June 20

Rompin Rhythm

Virtual Drum Circles for all ages scheduled

Time:  7pm - 8pm 

Dates: June 19, July 10, July 24

Facilitator: Board Certified MT Nicole Payne 

To participate please email Nicole for Zoom link at mrsmusic@mac.com

*Please provide name and age of participant.  

Details: https://www.rompinrhythm.com  

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