Dominelli School of Music - Music For Individuals With Autism

Music For Individuals With Autism

Music Therapy For Supporting Children With Autism - The Odyssey Project
Ages 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 13-18, Adult
$199 for 12 Weeks - 1/2 hour each week
*Limited enrollment, only 4 students per class.


Come together and experience music therapy in an environment that supports socialization, creativity, and verbal communication.  The ability of music to build new neural connections in our brains has been well documented, at all ages.  Our experienced educators will guide the class through experiencing music in a way that actively supports the unique therapeutic needs of each student.  Students will have the opportunity to rock out on drums, explore the piano and identify fundamental notes, strum basic chords on the ukulele, and sing.  Throughout the semester, students will work on writing their own song and will complete the program with a live performance for friends and family.  
Music Therapy for Supporting Children with Autism
This music therapy group will focus on the following:
 Heightened sensitivity to sights, sounds and smells
 Adapting to changes in routine
 Supporting speech or delayed language development
 Decreasing repetition of words, phrases, or behaviours
 Making and maintaining friendships
 Recognizing social cues, or others’ thoughts or feelings, and maintaining eye contact

Here’s what you can expect as a participant in The Odyssey Project:
1.         Teachers who are highly trained and passionate about music
2.         Teachers who have experience using multiple and flexible learning strategies
3.         Teachers who have had extensive training in working with students with individual and multiple disabilities including: physical, cognitive, intellectual, developmental, etc.
4.         One-on-one strategy meetings and programme plans developed collaboratively between teachers, parents/students, and the Disability Learning Coordinator
5.         Adapted materials required to enhance learning
6.         You can expect to pay the same as any other student at Dominelli School of Music who does not require these additional resources