Benefits of music therapy
The benefits of music therapy at Demelza include:
Some of the children and young people may find it difficult to communicate verbally so music can be an amazing tool for communication without the need for words
Music therapy sessions offer a time and space for children to explore, identify and express their feelings – all through the power of music and lyrics
Music therapy focuses on what a child or person can do, not on what they are unable to do
Demelza offers private one-to-one sessions and music therapy groups are also available
- Memory making
Sessions offers families the opportunity to sing, dance and play together and build precious memories
- Bereavement support
Music therapy forms an important part of Demelza’s bereavement services, supporting families to process their grief
Online music groups
Online music groups with a senior music therapist take place each week for the children families.
We will provide you with details on how you can make the sessions a full sensory experience using items to feel, see, hear and smell, which are easily found around the house.
It’s an opportunity for children to continue to make music, sing, dance and get support, even if they are unable to attend in person, reducing feelings of isolation.
Interested in music therapy sessions?
Lucy's music therapy
"We look forward to these sessions every week and they are a fun start to our weekends.
Being able to connect with other families taking part in music therapy has been a lifeline."