What We Offer

All services will be provided by professionally trained and nationally Board Certified Music Therapists carrying the credentials MT-BC.  Our team also has music therapists that have completed advance practice programs and hold those certificates as Neo-Natal Music Therapist (NICU-MT) and Neurologic Music Therapist (NMT).  Services include individual 1-1 sessions, family group sessions, small peer group sessions and the following specialized programs and classes:

Notable Start Developmental Music Program

Notable Start is a developmental music program designed especially for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.  This program is formatted as 40 minute sessions held weekly for 5 weeks.  The next session begins this Fall 2016.  

Fall session #1 is September 16-October 14 at 10:00am.

 Fall session #2 runs October 21- November 18 at 10:00am.

Class can also be formatted for daycare and preschools.  Contact us to learn more.

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Teen Tones | Music Therapy Services of South Dakota

The Teen Tones is a group for tweens and teens ages 11-17 years old.

This group meets for 45 minutes once a month on the second Saturday of the month during Fall 2016.  

September 10th, October 8th, November  12th and December 10th all at 10:00-10:45 am

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Our group format for older adults is our multi-domain LifeSong program within facilities and community agencies.  We provide meaningful, therapeutic music therapy sessions for older adults that are tailored for each facility’s needs.  Groups offered are:

restorative movement-based sessions using Neurologic Music Therapy techniques and strategies

sessions geared especially for the memory care of adults diagnosed with dementia

active social-based sessions developed for assisted living populations to encourage participation and socialization opportunities

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Saturday Seminars

Our monthly Saturday Seminars will be changing slightly from the past year.  We will be including 2 simultaneous sessions~ Peer & Parent: opportunities for caregivers and professionals to learn more about specific topics related to or involving music therapy services & social music sessions for children and siblings.  There is no cost for this hour-long learning format, and those who are interested in learning more about music therapy in general are also encouraged to attend.

Handout materials and suggestions accompany this seminar.

Future topics for Fall 2016 include: Music Therapy for Wellness,  Positive Behavioral Supports among others.  Stay tuned for the schedule.

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Special Education Music Therapy Assessment Process (SEMTAP)

For School Districts to use with school-age population

Individual Music Therapy Assessment Process (IMTAP)

For individuals to assess all domain areas

Needs Assessment

For individuals of all ages and abilities to determine the benefit of music with a particular domain or skill set

Individual Goal-Driven Sessions (1-1)

In-home sessions (where appropriate), facility and community-based sessions, and clinic sessions

Group Goal-Driven Sessions

School, facility, community, and clinic-based sessions

Adapted Music Lessons

For Individuals of all abilities

• Piano/Keyboard
• Guitar
• Voice

Tools for Positive Behavior

In-home sessions (where appropriate), facility and community-based sessions, and clinic sessions

• Behavioral support classes for professionals and caregivers
• In-home consultations

Music Therapy Informational Sharing Opportunities

• In-services for staff or caregivers
• Workshops for specific applications
• Conference Sessions