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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Early Childhood Music Groups for the Summer!

LEARN SKILLS WHILE EXPLORING MUSIC!

Activities include: instrument playing, dancing and body movement, singing familiar songs, learning new songs, drumming, social connections with peers will be shared with overall good times with good company.

Ages 0-5 years old

Thursdays from June 23 – August 11

Harbor Light Therapy & Social Center:

2505 Black Rock Turnpike Fairfield

Two classes available: 10:00 am & 1:00 pm

 

Pricing: $25 per child, $40 per sibling pair, per group

* Discounts available if paid in advance, please RSVP by contacting Kelsy at 203-770-9187 or kelsy@ctmusictherapy.com.

Please tell your friends! Download our flyer here.

Open House! April 11th!

YOU ARE INVITED!
Music Therapy Open House!

[Due to the forecast of slippery weather, we will be postponing our open house until next Monday, 4/11 at 6:30. Sorry for any inconvenience!]

Learn about music therapy! Come and talk with our music therapists, join in a family music therapy session, and learn about our music therapy, adapted lessons, and early childhood services. No previous music experience needed!

Monday, April 11th
6:30 pm
Harbor Light Therapy and Social Center
2505 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield

Find directions and map here.

We can’t wait to see you!

Meet Our Staff: Steve Tortora

We are excited to introduce you to Steve Tortora! Steve has a bachelor’s in music therapy from Montclair State University in New Jersey and is currently a provisional therapist with the CTMTS team, pending his board certification. He has experience working with a variety of clientele including: children, adolescents, adults, and older adults with varying levels of both mental and physical disorders. He has worked with people diagnosed with: Alzheimer’s disease, Autism, Down’s Syndrome, speech and visual impairments, and many more.

HS TortoraGet to know Steve Tortora

Q: How long have you been in Connecticut?

A: With the exception of about four years of school, I’ve been in Connecticut my whole life.

Q: What brought you to music therapy?

A: I’ve always had an affinity for helping others, and I’ve been a musician for most of my life. Music therapy seemed like a good fit, so here we are.

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

A: Hire someone to tell me what I should do if I won the Lottery.

Q: What is your favorite part of this work?

A: I like how universal and flexible music is as a therapeutic medium. Music therapists can reach some people in ways that no other therapist can. It never ceases to amaze me some of the reactions that I’ve gotten since beginning this work.

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

Meet us at the fair!

Meet us at fair
 The Autism Resource Fair sponsored by Autism Services & Resources Connecticut is coming up next month. We will be present at this free community event to share information about our services.
The ASRC Autism Resource Fair takes place Saturday, November 7th, at the Oakdale Theater Complex. Hours are 9am-3pm and admission is free.

Please stop by to say hello! We’d love to meet you in person.

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