At Life In Harmony Music Therapy LLC, our team of board-certified music therapists strive to serve our clients with passion and purpose in every beat. Our team specializes in the clinical application of music and music-based interventions to target non-musical skills such as communication, cognition, and sensorimotor goals. In other words, the focus of our work is not on the final product or performance, but rather the process involved when engaging in music interventions.
Whether an individual attends sessions in-person or virtually, individually or within a small group, music therapists are trained to identify strengths, abilities, assess areas of needs, and develop an individualized treatment plan to target goals and objectives that are meaningful to the individual. This becomes the roadmap for each session as we look for opportunities to transfer the skills targeted through music-based interventions over to a functional (non-musical) setting. We always look for the purpose behind each aspect of our thought process. We use this purpose to determine what intervention to utilize, which song or instrument to offer, and how to maximize transitions. There is even great purpose in silence and waiting. Each music therapist on our team works within the Neurologic Music Therapy model which allows our team to use standardized, research-based techniques. These techniques utilize specific aspects of music such as rhythm, melody, dynamics, tempo. When used purposefully, these elements can bring upon changes in the brain.
Music therapists are trained to tailor and adapt music experiences to foster the success of each participant regardless of past music experience or ability. This challenges our team to learn about each client’s strengths, interests, and motivators. We feel it is our responsibility to research, think outside of the box, collaborate, communicate openly, design, and problem-solve in order to maximize outcomes. With this responsibility, we also find great passion for the work we do and the people we serve. This passion allows for genuine therapeutic relationships to form which is the foundation for future skills to build upon.
Since 2008, our service locations and reach within the community has continued to grow with each year along with innovative ideas such as our mobile music therapy studio. We look forward to additional opportunities to meet the need of music therapy across SW Wisconsin, SE Minnesota, NE Iowa, and those engaging in virtual visits. With recent changes due to COVID-19, our agency has made several changes to the way in which we work and provide services. We are thankful for the opportunity to continue bringing music therapy to the community.
Life In Harmony Music Therapy, LLC
1537 Heritage Boulevard
West Salem, WI 54669