We offer group music therapy sessions for children who come to our Early Intervention or Sessional services.
Who are these sessions for?
Our group music therapy sessions are suitable for children aged 5+ who already come to CPotential sessions. We run a free Music Time group for pre-school children.
How can music therapy help my child?
Music therapy can be beneficial to children with a wide range of needs, conditions and difficulties.
- have a positive impact on children’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development, and
- give children new opportunities to express themselves, which leads to increased confidence and self-esteem.
Rhythm and music are tools for motivation, concentration and learning, and the skills that develop in music therapy often transfer to other areas of the child’s life.
Music therapy can be particularly relevant for children who communicate non-verbally as it enables them to learn how to express themselves in other ways.
What happens in the sessions?
Led by our qualified Music Therapist, we invite the children to engage in shared music making. We base the sessions around the needs of each child and involve a combination of structured songs and free improvisation. We develop specific aims for each child to encourage them to reach their full potential and to support them in overcoming difficulties.
How long are the sessions?
The sessions last 30 minutes, weekly during term time.
Should parents attend?
We often encourage parents/ carers to come along to the sessions with their child to enjoy supporting them to take part and to observe different ways of encouraging engagement and participate.
How much do the sessions cost?
We offer music therapy free of charge to children who regularly attend our Early Intervention and Sessional Services and for children who attend our Woodstar School.
We are very grateful to The Amy Winehouse Foundation for their generous support for our Amy Winehouse Music Therapy Programme.