Free Workshop: Sensory Strategies, Special Education Law & Accommodations

Join us for a free parent workshop entitled “Sensory Strategies, Special Education Law & Accommodations”. Experts from the Forte Law Group and our office will present information to help parents support their children in the school setting.

Topics will include:

  • Securing Music Therapy as a Related Service on Your Child’s IEP.
  • Overview of Special Education Law on Accommodations and Modifications.
  • Occupational Therapy and Other Related Services under the IDEA.
  • Addressing Challenging Behaviors with a Functional Behavior Assessment.
  • Top Ten Sensory Strategies for the Classroom.

 

Date: January 9, 2018

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Location: Harbor Light Therapy and Social Center

2505 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT

RSVP by email to: Kelsy@ctmusictherapy.com

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Family Music Therapy Group starting January 22nd!

We’ve collaborated with Sun, Moon & Stars to present music fun for the whole family!
Children and parents sing, dance, and play instruments in our interactive group sessions. Children will have a blast sharing special time with family while growing important social, motor, and communication skills. All sessions are lead by our board certified Music Therapists.

Session #2 starting soon!

Dates: Session #2: Jan 22, 29, Feb 5, 15
Time: 6:30-7:15pm
Cost: $80 for the 4 week session
Location: Our Watertown office at 51 Depot St. Suite 214
For more information or to register, contact Emily at: 860-558-0802 or Emily@ctmusictherapy.com

Musical Connections: Starting January 6th!

Registration is OPEN for our new group: MUSICAL CONNECTIONS… an inclusive music group for children ages 10-16 that will have your child making music in a social setting. Share music while making friends!

Ages: 10-16

Dates: Saturdays: January 6, 13, 20, 27 and February 3

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Our Watertown office:
51 Depot St. Suite 214 Watertown, CT 06795

Register Now!

Contact Kelsy Gati at 203-770-9187 or kelsy@ctmusictherapy.com

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Family Music Therapy Group in Southington!

We will be providing an inclusive music therapy group for children with special needs of all ages and their families in Southington! These sessions are goal-oriented and designed based on the specialized nature of your child in a fun and creative context. We’ll be singing, playing instruments and moving to music!

 

Class dates: August 3, 10, 17, 24
Time: 5:30pm – 6:15pm
Location: Town Hall – Lower Level Meeting Room (Basement); 75 Main Street, Southington
Fee: $80 per participating child

Please call the Southington Recreation Department at 860-276-6219 with any questions or to reserve a space.

Family Music Therapy Group! This September

Music fun for the whole family! Children and parents sing, dance, and play instruments in our interactive group sessions. Children will have a blast sharing special time with family while growing important social, motor, and communication skills. All sessions are lead by our board certified Music Therapists. Brought to you by Connecticut Music Therapy Services in Collaboration with Sun, Moon & Stars. Download our flyer

 

Dates: Monday nights: Sept 11, 18, 25, & Oct 2

Time: 6:30-7:15pm

Cost: $80 for the 4 week session

Location: Our Watertown office at 51 Despot St. Suite 214

For more information, contact Emily at: 860-558-0802 or Emily@ctmusictherapy.com

 

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Registration Deadline Approaching!
Inclusive Musical Theater Camp

Don’t miss out!

We are excited to offer this inclusive music theater camp for adolescents with special needs and their peers. Learn songs from popular musicals and experience the wonderful community music theater creates! Don’t miss out on this fun time!

Registration deadline: July 30th!

Ages: 12 – 18
Dates: August 7 – August 17,
Two week camp, Monday – Thursday
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Location: Our Watertown office: 51 Depot St. Suite 214

Register Now!
Call Kelsy Gati at 203-770-9187

Meet Our Therapist: Megan Kellogg

We are excited to meet our new staff member, Megan Kellogg! Megan is a board certified music therapist and has worked with an array of clientele ranging from infants to seniors. Megan has worked with clients in many settings including schools, homes, and hospitals. Her clinical background includes working with clients with visual impairments, developmental disorders, Autism, cognitive delays, memory impairment, Down Syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy. Megan received her Bachelor of Music from Western Connecticut State University, and her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling/Music Therapy from Lesley University.

Get To Know Megan:

Q: How long have you been in Connecticut?

A:  I’ve been in Connecticut all my life! Connecticut has always been my home.

Q: What brought you to music therapy?

A: I’ve always had a desire to help others, and when I learned of music therapy I knew that was what I was meant to do with my life.

Q: What would you do if you won the lottery?

A: This is a great question! I think I would pay off some of my loans, and then use the rest to go on an awesome vacation to Europe.

Q: What is your favorite part of being a music therapist?

A: I would have to say that my favorite part about being a music therapist is watching my clients discover the strengths that they have inside. It’s always a beautiful moment just to witness that recognition. I also just love the new people I meet by being a music therapist, and the fact that I am constantly learning!

Welcome to CTMTS, Megan! We are happy to have you on the team.

Position Open: Board Certified Music Therapist

Connecticut Music Therapy Services, LLC is happy to announce that we are looking to add a board certified music therapist to our clinical team! The start date of this position will be immediate. This is a new .5/half time position anticipated to move to a full time/benefits within 6 months.

This position is right for you if:

  • You are passionate about working with children and adults with special needs, as well as with older adults within a relationship-centered, music-centered framework.
  • You are a skilled clinical musician, strong in voice, guitar and piano
  • You live in, or are willing to live in and travel within Connecticut
  • You enjoy a variety of clientele and enjoy a variety of clinical settings- private homes, schools, clinic, nursing homes, community settings.
  • You are flexible and willing to work afternoon/evening hours and potentially on Saturdays
  • You are dependable, responsible and a team player.
  • You hold current MT-BC status.

We are looking for a responsible and dynamic therapist to join our team, therefore this might not be the right position for you if you are looking to establish your own private practice right now, if you are not a good communicator via writing, email and phone, if you are not able to provide transportation between clients or willing to travel throughout your day or if you are not willing grow as a person or clinician.

Connecticut Music Therapy Services, LLC is an established private practice that serves children and adults with developmental and brain health needs in home, school, community, and nursing home settings throughout the state of Connecticut as well as in our Watertown and Fairfield offices.

We are seeking to provide an exciting and supportive work experience for a flexible, motivated, energetic, and talented clinician. Some equipment and instruments, clinical supervision and continuing education experiences will be provided. Along with a competitive pay rate, heath insurance and other additional benefits are available to our full time employees.

View/download a complete job posting and application details

Registration is open for our Fall Early Childhood Classes!

We are proud to offer Sprouting Melodies® classes for the Fall!

This unique, award-winning early childhood music program is designed to promote healthy early development. Led by board-certified music therapist, Kelsy Gati, these weekly group classes will get the whole family to move, laugh, and play in a fun, goal centered, learning environment. “What is the most amazing about experiencing music with families is the togetherness and the way the music can continue even after group has ended” says Gati. “Each family experiences opportunities to explore and grow together with songs that they take home and continue to share!” Newborns, toddlers, preschoolers and their siblings will learn priceless socialization skills as they explore music.

Classes run from Sept 12 – Oct 31 at the Harbor Light Therapy & Social Center in Fairfield. Find map and directions here.

Please join us for some full family fun! No musical experience needed!

Classes take place on Mondays from Sept 12 – Oct 31. Parents can select any 6 classes that best suit their schedule from the 8 offered. Choose the weeks that work best for you!

  • Time: 1:45 – 2:30 pm
  • Ages: 0-3 years old. Get a 50% discount when registering a sibling!
  • Location: Harbor Light Therapy & Social Center – 2505 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT
  • Price: $150 for 6 weeks with a 50% off sibling discount.
  • Questions? Call us at 203-770-9187

Please fill out the following registration form and you will be sent to a PayPal page to reserve your spot now!

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