The initial visit will be an assessment, to determine the needs and goal of each individual. Assessments can run anywhere from 30-120 minutes.
Group Music Therapy
Music Therapy group sessions are offered for a variety of settings:
Substance Abuse Programs and Facilities
Healing Arts Centers
Group session material will vary depending on the group of individuals worked with. Music Therapy groups can include:
Movement to Music
Integration of learning material/education with music and song
Guided Meditation to Live Music
Meryl will talk the individual or group through a guided meditative experience while playing a guitar, flute, drum, or singing bowls. The content of the script will vary depending on the individual's or group's needs. Themes can include:
Progessive Muscle Relaxtion
Inner Child Work
Aspirations, Hopes, and Dreams
Release and Expression of Past Experiences
Educational "In-Service" on Music Therapy
Meryl can provide an educational in-service for the staff of hospitals, schools, nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, hospices, and other organizations defining music therapy and explaining the benefits for different populations.
First time in-services are free to facilities who have little or no experience with music therapy.