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Music Therapy

Music is Transformative! It can spark the most amazing moments. It can be as simple as providing an individual the courage to sing a song or bringing about a smile of pure joy from an otherwise unresponsive individual. 

Music therapy is about improving the quality of life for a person with disabilities. It is designed to be an enjoyable and goal-oriented process. Each individual is unique and therefore receives music therapy based on their own needs and goals. 

 

The best thing about music therapy is that no background in music is required for a person to benefit from this approach.

Our music therapy program is provided by Bachelors and Masters level therapists certified by The American Music Therapy Association.

Private Music Therapy Lessons

“One does not need to have any formal knowledge of music – nor, indeed, to be particularly ‘musical’ - to enjoy music and to respond to it at the deepest levels.  Music is part of being human, and there is no human culture in which it is not highly developed and esteemed.” 

Dr. Oliver Sacks, Neurologist & Author

Each music therapy client is unique and therefore receives music therapy based on their particular needs and goals.  The best thing about music therapy is that no background in music is required for a person to benefit from this approach.   

Our music therapists enjoy working with kids and adults with cognitive, developmental, behavioral, communication, emotional, and physical disabilities.   

Our therapists are also happy to incorporate other therapeutic goals and IEP goals within music therapy sessions.

If you're interested in learning more, submit our request form through the button below and a staff member will contact you. 

Adaptive Music Lessons

Adaptive lessons are uniquely tailored to meet the needs of the client who might have difficulty learning in a traditional music lesson due to varying needs or abilities.  While learning an instrument may benefit the client in many ways, the music therapist is not addressing any treatment goals related to the client’s diagnosis.  However, the therapists can provide additional support should the client experience any additional needs during the lesson.   Adaptive lessons are private.  Lessons in piano, guitar and voice are available.

If you're interested in learning more, submit our request form through the button below and a staff member will contact you. 

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Music Therapy & Adaptive Lesson Enrollment Information

The Conservatory is a year round school. Music Therapy clients can enroll at any time.   

1. Music Therapy Assessment Session

Clients, families and aides should start with an assessment session to meet and greet a potential music therapist.  

30 minute trial lesson - $40 
45 minute trial lesson - $60 
60 minute trial lesson - $80 

*must be paid for at time of enrollment

*are non-refundable

*lessons cannot be rescheduled once confirmed 


2. Tuition Fees

30 minute lessons per month - $160 
45 minute lessons per month - $240 
60 minute lessons per month - $320 

 

3.  Annual Registration Fee 

The annual registration fee is $25 each for the first two enrollments. Families with a 3rd or more student enrolling will have no additional registration fees.

Payment Information

1. Tuition Payments

Payments are processed on the 1st of the month.    

The Conservatory provides easy automatic monthly payments – Visa, Mastercard, Discover or Amex.   

While the number of sessions may vary from month to month, the monthly tuition fee remains the same.  

Late payments are subject to an additional $25.00 processing fee.   

2. Discounts for Monthly Payments:

1. Siblings/Family and Multiple Instruments Discount:

Please note these discounts only apply after one full-priced registration per family has been processed, discounts are taken off of the lowest qualifying monthly tuition plan.  

  • 30 Min Therapy: $5 off per month  

  • 45 Min Therapy: $7 off per month  

  • 60 Min Therapy: $9 off per month  

2. Discounts for Seniors 65+, Veterans/Military, & Law Enforcement:  

  • 30 Min Therapy: $7 off per month  

  • 45 Min Therapy: $9 off per month  

  • 60 Min Therapy: $11 off per month  

 

 

3. Tuition Assistance

It is important to The Conservatory that we help to provide access to music therapy.  Each year The Conservatory can provide a limited number of tuition assistance grants to families who economically need assistance.

Click HERE to download the form for and apply today for 

Forms can be submitted to Rachael Gallagher, Executive Director at rgallagher@myconservatory.org 

School Policies and Expectations

1. Please click on each link to review our policies: 

                a. Enrollment Polices 

                b. Absence Polices 

                c. Parent Expectations  

                d. Student Expectations

                e. COVID Policies

2. School Calendar 

Please click HERE to review the August 30th, 2021 -  June 30th, 2022 private lesson calendar.  

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Music Therapy at Your Location

The Conservatory provides custom programs to meet the unique needs of your location.  We can provide group or individual programs, short-term or long-term programs and even if you are unsure what would be best for your location we will help create the perfect-fit for your clients.  We have worked with locations in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.

We like to work with: 

  • Long-term care facilities 

  • Group homes  

  • Day respite programs 

  • Schools 

  • Daycare and preschool programs 

  • Senior living residences including dementia and Alzheimer’s units 

 

If you're interested in learning more, submit our request form through the button below and a staff member will contact you.

The Conservatory has worked with the following organizations: (Past/Present) 

  • Altec 

  • Autism Cares Foundation 

  • BARC at Croydon 

  • BARC at Warminster  

  • Bucks County Intermediate Unit 

  • Durham House 

  • Elm Terrace 

  • Pediatric Specialty Care at Philadelphia  

  • Pediatric Specialty Care at Point Pleasant

  • Pickering Manor 

  • Pine Run 

  • Pine Run at Lakewood 

  • Philadelphia Protestant Home  

  • Ridgecrest Pediatric Services 

  • Shared Support 

  • Symphony Square 

  • Woods Services