Services

Music Therapy

Thrive with Music

Music therapy is the heart of Three Keys Music. We believe that every person has the potential to grow & live their best lives. Music therapy can assist individuals with ID/DD and their families on that journey with evidence-based experiences that meet goals & encourage growth in a positive, sensory-friendly, supportive environment.

Three Keys music is an Indiana Medicaid Waiver approved provider, serving Vigo and Clay counties.

 

 

Meet our Therapist

Beth Allard Yoder, MT-BC

Beth is the owner of Three Keys Music and a board-certified music therapist. She graduated with a B.S. in Music Therapy from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in 2015, and is currently pursuing her M.A. in Music Therapy at SMWC where she is a teaching assistant and clinical supervisor.

Having experienced music’s ability to reach out and support change in her own family, Beth is passionate about supporting persons with ID/DD and their families through her work as a music therapist. She believes that therapy is a process and a relationship, & seeks to provide a safe, supportive, musical space for each client to explore their potential and be wholly themselves.

 

 

Music Therapy interventions can be designed to:

Improve Communication

Increase Motor Skill Development

Express Feelings Effectively

Support Individuals' Goals & Strengths

Enhance Focus & Memory

Manage Stress & Sensory Needs

Build & Practice Social Skills

Promote Wellness

Frequently Asked Questions

What is music therapy?

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music where the therapist helps the client to promote health using music experiences and the relationships that develop through them as dynamic forces of change.

Board-Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC) are credentialed through the Certification Board of Music Therapy.

Where are sessions held?

In most cases, individual sessions are held in the client’s home.

My child doesn't play any instruments. Does that matter?

That’s okay! There is no technical musical knowledge needed for music therapy to be effective and engaging. If learning a musical instrument is the goal, check out our adaptive lessons.

What do you work on in music therapy?

As you can see above, music therapy can meet a wide variety of goals! Each client receives a music therapy assessment to explore strengths and needs, which then gets shaped into an individualized treatment plan centered on growth and development.

How is music therapy different from the therapies my child already receives?

Many clients may already be receiving ABA, speech, occupational, or physical therapy. Adding a music therapist to the treatment team can be an excellent choice if your child shows strong interest in music. While working on overall goals, music therapy can also provide a non-invasive, non-verbal outlet for expression, creative play, and relationship building. Music is naturally motivating, and supports learning, communication, attention, and healthy expression.

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