Dominelli School of Music - Socialization Through Music

Socialization Through Music

Music Therapy for Supporting Social Skills - 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.


Music has historically been a way for humans to socialize and communicate on a fundamental level.  Regardless of the culture or era, music has always and continues to be a language that is understood by all.  We will use this as a tool to support socialization in students with disabilities.  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 Social Skills
This music therapy group will focus on the following:
 Making and maintaining eye contact
 Having reciprocal conversations with peers
 Turn Taking
 Increasing appropriate social interaction
 Interpreting social cues from peers
 Making and maintaining friendships

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