Music Therapy Services

Growth, Connection, and Joy Powered by Music Therapy

Private Music Therapy

In our welcoming clinic or in your home, we help our clients improve communicationmanage emotions, and increase self-confidence with our creative, strengths-based approach.

Community Music Therapy

We give schools, day programs, and medical centers the opportunity to provide their students and clients with the best in creative arts therapy. Our innovative, budget-friendly programs increase patient satisfaction, student engagement, and client contentment.

Music Lessons and Classes

Music therapists make great teachers with their strong musical backgrounds and ability to adapt learning. Our team offers adaptive music lessons and early childhood music classes.

Dose of Inspiration

A music therapist entered a classroom of children who had been concentrating on academics all morning. The students were fidgeting, talkative, and unfocused. The music therapist engaged them in a movement song which gave them opportunities to dance, jump, stomp, and wiggle. Because she was using live guitar accompaniment, the music therapist was able to alter the rhythm and tempo of the music to help the students feel more grounded, relaxed, and ready for their next learning experience.

Why does music therapy work?

Music is a whole-brain brain activity that generates physiologic responses. Its predictable and structured nature can improve attention, enhance learning, and expand communication. Music listening and creation are motivating social experiences that can access memories and express or alter emotions.

Music Therapy Makes a Difference!

Let’s chat about how music therapy can help you, your loved one, your clients, or your students.

What are some benefits of music therapy?

BuildING communication


Providing an avenue for building an autistic child’s initiative and promoting self-advocacy.

SPARKING memory

Providing an adult with dementia opportunities for memory recall and positive changes in emotional state.

managING PAIN

Providing a cancer patient with non pharmacological pain management.

LIFTING anxiety

Providing opportunities for a person with anxiety or depression to explore therapeutic issues and develop coping and relaxation skills.

BOOSTING REGULATION

Providing increased attention and focus for children with sensory needs.

developING Cognitive skills

Providing students with engaging opportunities to practice executive functioning, academic, and social emotional goals.

 

As a children’s librarian, we often share with families the value of singing and making music with their children in preparing them to be readers.  Loren and Prospect Music Therapy provide so much useful evidenced-based information to library families on the importance of music in the healthy development of young children.  They provide examples and then engage families with certain aspects of music and singing and how they support development.  We appreciate having Prospect Music therapy as one of our valued community partners and resource for families.

Local Youth Librarian

Music therapy with Clara is the highlight of our week! The students are excited to attend, engaged, and actively participating during the session. Their uplifted mood carries on even after the session.

Lori Henry

Teacher

Music Therapy Services

Private Music Therapy

In our welcoming clinic or in your home, we help our clients improve communicationmanage emotions, and increase self-confidence with our creative, strengths-based approach.

Through a phone or email consultation and a detailed intake process, our team will match you with a music therapist who has the skills needed to work towards your goals. Your music therapist will then spend the first two to three sessions completing an assessment and treatment plan with goals and objectives for your work together. Most of our clients meet with their music therapists weekly, and goals are updated as they are met or new needs arise.

Community Music Therapy

We give schools, day programs, and medical centers the opportunity to provide their students and clients with the best in creative arts therapy with innovative, budget-friendly programs that increase patient satisfactionstudent engagement, and client contentment.

We’ll be happy to meet with your team, tour your facility, and learn about the needs of your students or clients so that we can create a thorough music therapy plan of action. We’ll work within your budget, whether you’d like to provide monthly music wellness groups or need a full-time music therapist to be a member of your team.

Music Lessons and Classes

Music therapists make great teachers with their strong musical backgrounds and ability to adapt learning. Our team offers adaptive music lessons and early childhood music classes.

We can bring the joy of music learning to all types of learners and all ages!

Music Therapy Camps & Groups

 Register for our 2024 Summer Music Therapy Camps Now  

Fairly Tale Songs

Heroes? Dragons? Princesses? Mermaids? They’re all welcome as we explore musical theater together!  We’ll learn songs and scenes, play theater games, and make music while enjoying the stories that we know and love.

Presented in conjunction with Metropolis School of Performing Arts, this camp is designed for students who benefit from extra support.  Staffed by a Board Certified Music Therapist and theater camp counselors, special attention will be given to students’ sensory, communication, and emotional needs.  

June 10-14, 2024

Held at Metropolis School of Performing Arts in Arlington Heights

Registration and pricing available at https://www.metropolisarts.com/school/ starting late November, 2023

Finding the Groove: Executive Functioning Skills 

With engaging musical experiences, we’ll practice using our working memory, flexible thinking, and inhibitory control.  We’ll play instruments, write songs, and play musical games.  These whole-brain activities make learning rock!  

 July 15 – 19, 2024

9:00 – 11:30 am

Target ages: 9 – 14 years

Rock Band for All

All are welcome as we sing and play some familiar tunes.  No matter your experience, we’ll find a place for you in the band.  Learn new skills and work as a group to put together a final performance for the end of the week.

 July 15 – 19, 2024

12:30 – 3:00 pm

Target ages: 9 – 14 years

Paint & Play-Ukulele  

Fill your mornings with music and art!  We’ll spend time each day learning to play the ukulele, singing together, and creating fun music-themed art.

July 29 – August 2, 2024

9:00 – 11:30 am

Target ages: 5 – 10 years

Music & Movement

Musical games and creation paired with dance and yoga provide opportunities for learning, connecting, and self-expression.

July 29 – August 2, 2024

12:30 – 3:00

Target ages: 5 – 10 years

Finding Harmony: Online Teen Songwriting Support

 Studies show that today’s teens are highly likely to experience high levels of anxiety and depression.  Here is a place where they can find support and expression in each other and the arts without leaving home.  No experience necessary.

Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

June 18 – July 23, 2024 (6 sessions)

Ages: 13 – 17

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Dose of Inspiration

Just hours after open-heart surgery, a patient in the surgical intensive care unit was greeted by his music therapist.  They had never met, and he was reluctant to participate, but the surgeon had prescribed music therapy.  The therapist sat by the bedside, assessing the patient’s pain levels and emotional state.  She provided live music, using it to increase his comfort.  In just a few minutes, his heart and respiration rates slowed and the patient reported increased relaxation.  He requested that the music therapist visit again and continue to participate and benefit throughout his hospital stay.

The Power of Music Therapy

Let's talk about how music therapy can increase self-esteem, decrease anxiety, provide pain management, teach relaxation techniques, and provide spiritual support!

Contact us

Call: (847) 580-3443

Email: info@prospectmusictherapy.net
Visit: 657 E Golf Rd #301,
Arlington Heights, IL 60005