Music Therapy

Music Therapy is an evidence-based healthcare service that involves using music as the primary tool in therapy.

What training and expertise do Music Therapists have?

Music Therapists obtain a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy and complete a minimum of 1,200 clinical hours supervised by a Board-Certified Music Therapist.

Music Therapists are trained in psychology, anatomy, physiology, neuroanatomy, music theory, music performance, multi-instrumental proficiency (strings, percussion, woodwind, and more), and behavioral research and design.

Where do Music Therapists work?

Music Therapists work with individuals and groups of ALL AGES, in many settings, including outpatient clinics, schools, hospitals, and more. We work with individuals and groups with various diagnoses and areas of need including (but not limited to) those on the Autism Spectrum, individuals with Parkinson’s disease, post-stroke rehabilitation, individuals with mental health diagnoses (anxiety, depression, PTS), individuals with Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, dementia, and end of life care.

What goals do Music Therapists work on?

Music Therapists develop treatment plans to target goal areas in speech, language, communication, social skills, motor function, sensory processing, mental health, and other healthcare goals.

Do I need to be a musician to receive Music Therapy services?

You do not need to have a musical background or any musical skills to receive music therapy!

What happens in a Music Therapy session?

The client participates in live music-making exercises created to reach specific non-musical goals. A wide variety of musical instruments are implemented in the session, with multiple adaptations to ensure the client is completing a musical task that would benefit his/her success in nonmusical goals.

Who do you work with?

We provide 1:1 session as well as group sessions at our clients’ homes as well as various locations. All ages and levels of ability, from infancy to older adulthood.

Where does Creative LEAPS provide its Music Therapy services?

We currently provide individual and group Music Therapy services at the following locations: 

  • Dancing For Donations (Brandon, FL)
  • Pro Therapy Plus (Lutz, FL)
  • Autism Awareness Shop (Tampa, FL)
  • Parkinson Place (Sarasota, FL)
  • Home-based services in Tampa and surrounding areas

We are always happy to begin new programs at new locations. Contact us to schedule a free demonstration for a group at your facility, or for a free consultation for individual sessions.

How much do you charge?

Our fees depend on location (clinic vs. home-based services), and type of session (group vs. individual). Please contact us for more information.

Can I be reimbursed for Music Therapy services?

Music Therapy services provided by Creative Leaps are fully reimbursable through the Gardiner Scholarship.