Welcome to Cadence Music Therapy Services! Our mission is to provide quality music therapy services to children and adults of varied abilities, using evidence-based interventions and creativity to help clients achieve their goals. 


You're probably wondering, what exactly is music therapy? We get that question a lot! Here's a little explanation to help you understand what happens during music therapy sessions and what makes music therapy unique. 

Therapy can be fun and motivational.

Music is engaging.  Remember learning ABC’s through singing? It is much more fun to sing the song rather than just saying each letter name out loud. You learn alphabets quickly this way, using melody and rhythm as a guide to find each letter name.

There are lots of ways music can be used in music therapy sessions: singing, instrument play, songwriting, improvisation, movement with music etc.  In each of these interventions, music therapists target specific individualized objectives such as to increase verbalization, to increase attention span, to improve fine or gross motor skills, to improve memory etc.

Therapy doesn't have to be intimidating. 

Music therapy is non-threatening and success-oriented. Music therapists assess clients’ strengths and weaknesses when planning goals and objectives. One of the misconceptions that people have about music therapy is that a person needs to have a prior training in music education in order to receive music therapy.  This is quite a contrary. You do not need to be a pianist or singer. Music therapists focus on the process of the music making (problem solving, learning, interacting with one another etc.) NOT the product (performance). We use music to help achieve non-musical goals.  This is what makes music therapists different from music educators.

Music therapists use an evidence-based approach.

Music is more than just fun. There are numerous scientific findings that support the benefits and effectiveness of the use of music. These include but are not limited to: connection between speech and singing, increased attention and motivation, enhance mood, reduction of pain and anxiety etc.