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Music Therapy & Piano Instruction

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.

Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides the indicated treatment including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context, clients' abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives. Music therapy also provides avenues for communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words. Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in many areas such as: overall physical rehabilitation and facilitating movement, increasing people's motivation to become engaged in their treatment, providing emotional support for clients and their families, and providing an outlet for expression of feelings. This definition comes from the American Music Therapy Association and you can learn more about music therapy at

In addition to music therapy sessions for children with special needs Lisa offers adaptive piano lessons to individuals of all levels and abilities. Traditional piano lessons are also offered and the Faber and Faber piano series is utilized along with a wide range of other piano methods.

A recital is held at the Farmington Hills Community Library each April celebrating the accomplishments of all of our students.

For more information on availability and rates please contact Lisa at