Music Therapy

Music activates, inspires, and stimulates emotional expression. Music relaxes, calms the nervous system and is helpful in restoring internal balance. Music connects us to ourselves and to others. Music is life affirming.

The developmental, emotional, psychological and social needs of children and adults are addressed through active music-making in a relationship with a music therapist. The Conservatory offers the services of master’s degree level, certified music therapists with New York State creative arts licenses. These professionals are trained multi-instrumentalists with specialties that include psychology, special education and other related fields.

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Adaptive Music Lessons

Children and adults who show an interest in learning to play an instrument, but who need extra support, can benefit from studying with a music educator with a degree in music therapy.

On-Site Music Therapy

In Music Therapy, the developmental, emotional, psychological and social needs of children and adults are addressed through active music-making in a relationship with a music therapist.

Summer Sound Bytes

For students enrolled in individual adaptive lessons and group classes, our remote Summer Sound Bytes classes provide an opportunity to practice musical skills in a group context. Groups are led by music educators with degrees in music therapy and focus on enhancing the musical skills and experiences gained through our regular program. Summer Sound Bytes classes are open to all students currently enrolled in individual adaptive lessons and group classes.

Music Therapy Outreach Programs!

The Music Therapy Outreach Program is available to provide music therapy services to public and private schools, social service agencies, youth and foster care programs, and adult and senior programs in Brooklyn and Queens. Our programs are for children and adolescents with special needs or who are at-risk, and adults and seniors with special needs. Programs are designed to meet the specific needs of each school or organization, and can be held at your program location, or on-site at the Brooklyn Campus.

For more information, contact Toby Williams, Music Therapy Director, at 718-622-3300 x216.

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music’s Music Therapy Department is also an Approved Provider of continuing education credits for the Certification Board of Music Therapists.  Any upcoming course offerings are listed on BKCM’s events page

Music Therapy Testimonials