What is Music Therapy?

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program (AMTA , 2005)

Music therapy can be used as a treatment for rehabilitating, maintaining, and improving the lives of persons with emotional, cognitive, social, spiritual, psychological and physical needs. 

Music therapy service are available in the community at your home.
CES and SLS waivers are accepted.  Health First Colorado provider
Are you looking for piano lessons or violin lessons within music therapy, sometimes called adaptive lessons? Contact us.


Group music therapy sessions are common, and the research suggests that group-based early childhood music therapy can promote the development of meaningful communication skills, motor skills and academic/pre-academic skills, and inclusion (Gooding, 2013; Humpal, 2015; Humpal & Tweedle, 2006; Standley & Hughes, 1997). - Gooding, L. F. (2016). Music therapy: An overview of the therapeutic process.

 Music Therapy group for elementary age children  in both Thornton and Wheat Ridge

Music therapy effectively addresses developmental goals through research-based interventions. The credentialed music therapists  (MT-BC or CMT) at Advantage Music Therapy are trained to create success based activities that address developmental skills.  Music therapy builds up a child’s self-esteem and feeds their spirit. 


Contact Advantage Music Therapy for your children who have special needs in the following areas:    

    •    Social skills

    •    Building friendships

    •    Musical interaction

    •    Gross and fine motor skills

    •    Cognitive development

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Music Therapy Groups for Teens/Young Adults meets October 11,  2019 at 6:30 pm 
at Intercession Episcopal Church  3101 E 100th Ave, Thornton, CO 80229

Reading recommendations: 
Kids, Music 'n' Autism    Dorita S. Berger

Bringing out the Music in Your Child

This practical guide tells you everything you need to know about helping autistic children  to pursue their love of music, from enjoying listening to concerts to performing in them. Available in book or digital format at the usual sites.

How Music Therapy Affects the Brain in Autism - Psychology Today 2019

Music Therapy is an effective method in improving social skills of autistic children 
CONCLUSIONS: The study showed that MT (Music Therapy) is an effective method with deep and consistent effects on improving social skills of autistic children. Access PubMed or ask at your library.

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Formerly a Colorado music therapist colleague, Ryan Judd, MT-BC created this informative piece.


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