• Julie Martin

More About Music Companioning

What is Music Companioning?

  • For anyone with special needs, the focus is on creating a positive experience, expression, and opportunities for decision making.

  • For adults with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias, the focus is on easing agitation, increasing interactions with others, and improving comfort.

Who is Music Companioning for?

  • Persons with special needs or dementia living at home with family

  • Those living in dementia care facilities

  • Those with life-limiting conditions or dementia who are on hospice care

Where does Music Companioning take place? In your home or place of residence. Telehealth services are available.

What happens in a Music Companioning session?

  • The client is engaged in live music by singing with the Music Therapist, choosing and listening to songs, and/or playing rhythms.

  • The Music Therapist will most often use the Q Chord (pictured). When it is safe to meet in person, the client will get to play the Q Chord, too!

  • The client may also choose to have recorded music during the session

Why do you offer this?

  • We want to provide a lower-cost option to help families get Music Therapy to their loved ones

  • For children and adults with special needs, Music Therapists have the skill to adapt music making to the strengths of each client, delivering a successful, uplifting, and empowering experience.

  • In dementia care, Music Therapists have the skill to work with someone who "comes alive" when they hear their music. We go beyond the awakening and help the person feel the sense of self, reconnect with others, express emotions, identify pain or discomfort, find moments of peace and happiness, and more.

  • Our vision is that everyone will have music in their lives that brings health, hope, and happiness.

Consultations for all of our services are free. Please go to the contact page to schedule a consultation.

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