“I’m tone deaf.” “I don’t have rhythm.” “I don’t even know how to hold an instrument properly.” Honestly, we’ve heard practically every concern in the book from prospective and current clients. The good news is, music therapy isn’t for people who already know how to make, play, or enjoy music. All that’s required in order to benefit from music therapy in a life changing way is a willingness to try. We welcome all, especially those who consider themselves rhythm-less, tone deaf, or clueless when it comes to music.
The House Of Music Therapy strives to change lives through music-based therapy. Our community is made up of incredible individuals who desire to address physical, cognitive, emotional, or social needs through a therapeutic relationship with music. We strive to meet them where they are on their path towards progress in order to create customized approaches that help accomplish their personal goals through a musically-driven approach. Our clients vary in age, musical experience and interest, and diagnosis, but our music therapy is great for those with ADHD, autism, cerebral palsy, anxiety, and many other challenges, concerns, or symptoms.
Whether you’re hoping to address developmental disorders - like autism or down’s syndrome, mental health challenges, addiction issues, or neurotypical challenges, The House of Music Therapy offers something for everybody. We leverage our music therapy assessment session to get a better look at our prospective clients and the challenges they’d like to address. We collect information about their background, observe them in a non-music therapy environment, and talk more about how we can create a customized approach to music therapy for them.
Our approach to therapy puts our clients first, which is why most of our services take place in your very own home, where we know you or your child are most comfortable. We’ve been serving the South Florida community since 2019, and are so thrilled to announce that we’re expanding throughout the Orlando and Kissimmee areas to offer our services to even more incredible clients across the state. If you’ve been looking for an Orlando-based music therapy program or Kissimmee-based music therapist for yourself or a loved one, look no further than The House of Music Therapy.
In addition to our expansion throughout the greater Orlando area, we work with clientele in these counties and areas: Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Miami, and Sarasota.
Following our music therapy assessment mentioned above, we create a customized approach to music therapy for each client. This means that each session will look different and follow a unique timeline to meet our client’s needs and tackle their specific goals over time, including recommended short- and long-term objectives. We’ll also provide clients with a recommended service location and any materials they may need.
We offer both virtual music therapy and in-person therapy to meet varying comfort and risk levels of our clients at this time, and understand that for some, the risk of exposure to COVID-19 or other illnesses is a huge concern. Our therapists are committed to keeping clients safe during in-person visits, and follow COVID-19 protocols including mask wearing and proper hand washing.
Group music therapy helps attendees and students address social skills and improve positive thinking while enjoying a musically-minded atmosphere. Our group music therapy sessions are only offered in certain locations, and you can contact us to learn more about getting involved or joining in on the fun.
In The Press
Some of our favorite Florida news sources have caught wind of our mission and helped spread the word about The House of Music Therapy. Recently, ABC 7 and Florida Weekly caught up with us to chat more about how music therapy can help autistic people as part of their “Understanding Autism” series. We were honored to be able to highlight our work with the Martinez family as they strive to help their daughter Sofia develop her speech skills in order to communicate more effectively and tackle the challenges she faces head on.
Check out the clip to learn more about how music therapy helps children on the spectrum, like Sofia, on their journey towards a more comfortable lifestyle. You’ll also get a better look behind the scenes of how our therapists work and the cornerstone values of our business.
This Florida Weekly article titled “A Bright Future” showcases some of the many benefits of music therapy, specifically for those on the ASD spectrum, and highlights our co-founder’s take on why it’s such an important approach to therapy. “Rhythm is connected to our motor system, and pitch and harmony are connected to our emotions and our memory,” said Ana-Alicia Lopez, our board-certified music therapist and co-owner. “We work with a lot of children who are autistic, and we’re not rehabilitating — but habilitating — them to use their sensory motor system in a more functional way.”
This article goes on to share perspectives from other credited professionals including Michael Rohrbacher, Ph.D., associate professor emeritus of music, Anjali Van Drie, co-founder and vice president of Family Initiative, Brad Karpel, chair of the MAC member representative committee and one of a pair of identical twins with ASD, and many others.
Want to Learn More?
You can dive deeper into the world of music therapy when you visit our website, especially our blog! Learn more about our practice, our rates, who we serve, what we do, and how we might be able to help you or a loved one thrive. Simply click “Book a Free Consultation” to get started. You can also fill out our contact form and someone will be in touch as soon as possible. We look forward to serving you!