Before language skills are even developed, music can serve as a vehicle for communication with babies and toddlers. From the earliest days of life, music promotes emotional, social, cognitive, and language development. Roman Music Therapy Services offers a variety of group and individual services for babies, toddler and preschool age children to promote early childhood development and interaction.
Our signature program, Sprouting Melodies, is an award-winning early childhood music program for children 0-5 years of age. Created and offered through Board Certified Music Therapists who complete extensive early childhood training, Sprouting Melodies offers age-specific classes for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their siblings. Using songs, instrument play and movement, the multi-week sessions encourage musical, social, physical, and emotional growth and development. Classes are offered in various locations throughout the week and on Saturdays.
Music Therapy for Young Children with Developmental Delays
Creative early intervention strategies including music therapy programming can be used to successfully reach young children with identified developmental delays or other unique needs. With Early Intervention developmental specialists on staff, we can provide individual and group services to young children on an IFSP or an IEP. Individual music therapy for babies, toddlers or preschoolers may take place at our Wakefield Center or your chosen location, including your home.
Music Therapy Club, targeted for children 3-7 years old with special needs, offers a supportive music making environment that facilitates engagement, joy and success for all. This program is specifically designed for children who need music experiences that take full advantage of their individual strengths while minimizing the impact of difficulties.
Our parent-child music therapy groups offer opportunities for parents and young children to interact and learn new skills. The specially developed groups benefit children with speech/language delays, pervasive developmental disorder, communication disorders, syndromes and children with multiple disabilities. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.
Music Therapy in Daycare Centers and Preschools
Childcare facilities that focus on overall healthy development for young children value unique programming. Our team offers enriching and creative music experiences for babies, toddlers and preschoolers in childcare environments such as private and public daycare centers and preschools. Young students have fun engaging in music making that supports their emotional, social, cognitive, and language development. Speak to the director of your child’s school or contact us.
Supporting Young Children during Hospice and Bereavement
When family members are gravely ill, the entire household may experience pain and anguish. Music therapy can provide therapeutic supports to your children, helping them to process anticipatory grief, encouraging the ability to express emotions and offering positive coping strategies.
Music stimulates the senses, stirring responses due to the feelings associated with music and enhancing the comfort levels in young children.
Music-Making Events In Your Community
Concert performances provide a fun and interactive opportunity for children and their parents to engage in music making in support of their emotional, social, cognitive, and language development. We offer unique and creative community-based activities including a wide selection of local events and workshops at libraries, creative arts programs, religious schools and neighborhood venues. Find an event or call us to schedule your unique event.
Music-Making Birthday Parties
No one feels shy or left out when there are instruments to bring everyone together! Celebrate your child’s birthday with a music-filled memorable party at your home, our center in Wakefield, MA, or your chosen location in the Greater Boston area. We handle the planning and create inclusive, participatory events that ensure a fun experience for everyone. Voted by Boston Parents’ Paper as one of the top five “Best Birthday Parties”, we specialize in music-driven events which accommodate attendees of various ages and abilities. Learn more.
Continuing Education and Professional Development
Would you like to hear more music in your classrooms and hallways? Do you wish your staff had more tools to facilitate learning and growth? We offer a variety of presentationtopics to educate your daycare center, preschool or early childhood group about the science of music therapy and to share how it benefits young children. These informative and interactive workshops can be used within professional conferences or staff training days. Whether you are looking for a presentation for parents or early childhood educators, we’re happy to help. Contact us to learn more about the potential of music therapy within your setting.