Music therapists use music to address a variety of health-related needs including:
Music therapy uses music to address health-related needs. Using the science of how music affects the brain, music therapists can address a wide variety of cognitive, physical, social or emotional needs. Music therapists implement clinical and evidence-based interventions to focus on non-musical goals. They frequently work with people who have: Autism, Down Syndrome, Parkinson's Disease, Dementia, Stroke, TBI, Cerebral Palsy, and much more. Sessions may include: improvisation, songwriting, group instrument play, music and movement, and structured music listening. Each session takes place at the Flint School of Performing Arts and is individually designed. Sessions are available for adults and children, individuals and groups.
For more information, call 810-238-1350, ext. 3.
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Breanne Bishop - Music Therapist A local of Kalamazoo, Breanne earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Therapy with a minor in Psychology at Western Michigan University Lee Honors College. Voice is her primary instrument with a secondary focus in piano and guitar. She completed her music therapy internship at Marwood Nursing and Rehab in Port Huron, Michigan. There, she lead individual and group sessions and co-treated with art therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy. In addition to her music therapy studies, she has performed in multiple WMU choirs and brought home 3 gold medals with the University Chorale while touring the Baltic States for the 2017 Kaunas Cantat. She looks forward to developing the music therapy program at the Flint School of Performing Arts.