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Music Therapy

The Down Syndrome Connection has a board-certified music therapist who offers an integrative approach to music therapy. 

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: musictherapy@dscba.org

 

Check out Jessica's Wood's YouTube Music Channel

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Virtual Music Therapy

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  • Registration is required 24 hrs in advance to ensure attendance in all Virtual Classes. 
  • Zoom Links are sent by email, 24 hrs (or more) before each Virtual Class.

TO REGISTER: Please Click on the Class & date you wish to attend.

  • Virtual Music Therapy for Everyone: 1st Sunday of the month

    1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. -  Sept 4, Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4

  • Music Therapy for Adults, 18 Years & Older - 4th Wednesday of each month.

          6:00pm -7:00pm -  Sept 28, Oct 26, Nov 16*, Dec 21* 

                                      *Note: Dates adjusted due to Holiday

In Person Music Therapy

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  • IN PERSON MUSIC THERAPY POLICIES:

  • Outdoor Sessions
    • Registration closes 48 hours before class session or when class is full
    • There is a 6 participant minimum, and a 20 participant maximum
    • This is a Parent & Child (or Guardian & Child) class. Parent or Guardian must be present to assist their child as needed
  • Indoor Sessions  
    • Must register in advance to attend
    • Registration closes 5 days before each class or when class is full
    • There is a 6 participant minimum and 16 particpant maximum 
    • Siblings cannot be accommodated at this time
    • This is a Parent & Child (or Guardian & Child) class. Parent or Guardian must be present to assist their child as needed.

TO REGISTER: Please Click on the Class & date you wish to attend.

  • Music Therapy for Babies & Crawling Children: 2nd Saturday of the month

    Location: Lawn area at Brave Church, 20801 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon 

    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. -  Sept 10, Oct 8, *Nov 12, *Dec 10   (*Note: These classes may be moved inside or Zoom) 

  • Music Therapy for Walking Toddlers - YearOld: 2nd Saturday of the month
  • Location: Lawn area at Brave Church, 20801 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon 

    11:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. -  Sept 10, Oct 8, *Nov 12, *Dec 10   (*Note: These classes may be moved inside or Zoom)

  • Music Therapy for Tweens & Teens, 10-1YearOld: 2nd Saturday of the month

    Location: DSCBA Office Classroom, 101 J Town & Country Dr., Danville 

    2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Sept 10, Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 10