Music Works offers ONLINE classes for students of all ages and skill levels. These classes are creatively designed for online group learning, and use the same teaching standards as we use during our in-person sessions. You can register TODAY by clicking the link. If you have questions we encourage students and/or parents to contact us before registering. We look forward to making music with you!
Virtual Social Skills Through Music
Music Therapy addresses multiple therapeutic goals simultaneously by utilizing playful and interactive interventions such as instrument-playing, group improvisation, songwriting, and singing songs. Skills addressed through music include cooperation, social awareness, collaboration, social greetings/farewell, social imitation, social distancing, emotional regulation strategies, and communication. Come join the fun!
Instructors: Brooke Bower, Music Therapist Board Eligible
Dates: July 9 – August 27
Virtual Sing It Out! Choir
This music therapy group is open to students ages 12 and up for teens with differing needs and abilities that love to sing or simply enjoy music. In this class, participants will learn to express themselves musically by singing with others and exploring a variety of musical styles. Singing and making music also enhances attention skills, social skills, cognitive skills, as well as speech and communication skills. Materials will be provided online through screen sharing and google drive. If you have access to a phone, iPad, laptop, or computer, all you need is to bring a song in your heart!
Instructors: Brooke Bower, Music Therapist-Board Eligible
Dates: July 6 – August 24
Virtual Voices of Sunshine
We are a community choir for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities focused on using our most natural instrument, our voices, to make music together and have fun! All levels of vocal talent are welcome. We will explore harmony, rhythm and tone. Our musical material is influenced by what our choir members enjoy listening to, making each term unique! We request that participants needing one-on-one care or personal assistance to be accompanied by an assistant while taking part in the choir. Come share your passion for singing!
Instructor: Riley Kua, MT-BC
Dates: July 22 – August 26
Ages: 18 & Up
Adaptive Musical Theatre
Bring on the show-tunes! In this online class, teens and young adults will work together to create, rehearse and perform a short musical theatre performance. Participants will have the opportunity to choose a song that they would like to perform for the final week, and we’ll work together to create a script and dances. The class will be adapted to participants’ interests and strengths to ensure that everyone is included at their own comfort level. This class is most appropriate for teens and young adults with special needs who are able to communicate verbally or with an AAC device.
Instructor: Elizabeth VanSant, MT-BC
Dates: July 9 – August 27
Virtual Parent & Me Piano
Learn or rediscover the piano during group lesson with your child! This is class is a how-to guide on how to parent and nurture your growing pianist. This class allows adults to learn or return to the piano while developing strategies with at-home practice while developing their own piano skills. All skill levels are welcome! From the parent with little to no experience, as well as the professional musician who can assist in learning duets with their child.
Instructor: Elizabeth VanSant
Dates: July 15 – September 2