Piedmont Music Therapy, LLC has operated out of a location in South Charlotte for two years. Prior to August 2017, all of the music therapy treatment services and music lessons were provided at schools, residences and agencies.
Today, our main location in Charlotte is used for appointments and lessons roughly 40% of the work week with some services like lessons and Singing For All: Community Choir occurring at our secondary site in Rock Hill, SC. The remaining parts of the week include mobile work in Mecklenburg and York Counties.
A recent poll completed by our staff this week showed that these are the most popularly packed items work on the go:
Beyond tangible items, we have to prepare our presence for mobile music services. Music therapy appointments may necessitate a broader perspective gleaned from the relationship built with a client or information shared from their support system and/or treatment team. Being intentional and considerate of our presence also requires for us to be aware of our tone of voice, posture and gesturing, non-verbal communications and ultimately patience for growth in a client's health and wellness. Music lessons that build upon a student's preferred method of learning and encourage their curiosities and expression are ideal.
Our staff provide a range of services from traditional or adapted lessons, community lectures about our training and referral process to support groups that include music therapy interventions and therapeutic summer camp experiences. Though unplanned traffic congestion or unusual weather may add stress to frequent commutes around town... we appreciate being able to support community members of all ages improve their health and wellness through music therapy services and music instruction. We are honored to be the largest private practice of employed music therapists in Charlotte, NC and thank you for supporting our growth.
In conclusion, we hope today's blog post was informative. Any items that should have been included on our Doodle Poll? What have you seen your music therapist or music instructor rely upon for their treasured back of packed supplies & materials? Comment below & happy autumn!
Thanks for attending our workshop at the Alzheimer's Association Dementia Education Conference hosted at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Charlotte, NC. Here is the digital handout created by Rose O'Toole, MT-BC, Neurologic Music Therapist. Ms. O'Toole co-presented with Eileen Schwartz of HealingArt4Caregivers: "Discover the Power of Art and Music."
Continuing on the Music Therapy Moment Blog series...
What is so unique about Piedmont Music Therapy? We are a staff of five MTBCs. Each of us sign our professional names with an acronym that is administered by The Certification Board for Music Therapists after earning a college bachelor’s degree in music therapy and completing an internship of 1200< hours. The credentials stand for Music Therapist-Board Certified. We are focused on serving an individual with creative and expressive art therapy.
As we continue to learn of community members who either identify themselves as music therapists or list music therapy on their agency programming... our team shares information to further clarify speciality offerings. If you are seeking a music therapists, ensure they are trained and qualified through CBMT.
We appreciate collaborating with individuals and offering lectures in the community to further network. Please help us to promote increasing access to trained and qualified professionals. PMT is one of many options for certified music therapists in the Carolinas. We encourage clients to make an informed decision with local clinicians validated through CBMT.org. Until licensure is passed in either state, we rely upon neighbors for support in advocacy.
Our staff of board certified music therapists are skilled and comfortable working with children or adults with communication disorders, mental health diagnoses, and memory care diseases. School coursework, internship and continuing education credits allow us to further our modality and clinical approach.
Thanks for reading our blog series on Music Therapy Moments. Hopefully this will further our mission of providing high quality services to our community. Cheers to #musicMonday ... what’s on your playlist today??
Can you help share this opportunity with educators who may not be familiar with this program in its eighth year?
Piedmont Music Therapy, LLC is honored to be an approved Education Provider through the Arts & Science Council's Cultural Arts Education Directory.
Several of our team members will be present at the Cultural Education Expo on Saturday, 8/24/19. We will be present to answer questions about the four approved programs we will offer during the academic school year 2019-20. Those offerings are: Express Yourself Club, Ukulele Club, Staff Development: Musical Me and Therapeutic Summer Camps.
Are you a part of a public, private or charter school in Charlotte that could benefit from these grant funded opportunities? Learn about eligibility and how to participate through ASC Website: HERE. We also have a separate web page to help welcome and inform ASCARs. Thanks to Erin Elliott and the staff at ASC for their support, plus Erin Morris @EpiphanySchoolCLT who initially introduced PMT to this educational opportunity.
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On the eve of PMT’s Clinic third year of being located in Charlotte, NC... thanks for helping the practice to grow. We continue to provide the majority of our clinical work in the communities of Mecklenburg and York Counties fNorth Carolina and South Carolina). The clinic has afforded clients and private students a welcoming space to further their growth. We strive to promote health and wellness and advocate for increased access to specialized services such as music therapy.
Subtle benefits of having a clinic in South Charlotte:
Cheers to the third year of our location in South Charlotte. If you are interested in learning more about our service offerings, we invite you to the upcoming open houses in August 2019. We thank you for welcoming our clinic and studio space without any issues of sound volume. Please help us promote increased awareness and access to creative and expressive arts therapy for all ages.
Thanks for reading our blog celebrating our clinic and studio space. Comment below with other notes on our third year of an address recognized by Google Maps:
We continue the theme of ongoing community partners by sharing the hope inspired at Charlotte Rescue Mission Dove's Nest.
Here is a video from the organization that shares more about the residential treatment program for mothers in recovery:
Piedmont Music Therapy, LLC has been providing weekly treatment for the children (ages 3-11) since January 2016 because of grant funding.
Our team is humbled to work with the families at Dove's Nest. We are passionate about offering creative and expressive arts therapy to the children as they grow. To learn more about the local organization, follow Charlotte Rescue Mission on Facebook. Please share this blog post and comment below!
After a parent received a quarterly report about their child’s progress in treatment, we received the following response (shared with permission):
Thank you for the report. It makes me so happy to read everything in your report! My child has been sitting and attending at home and at library story times much longer and is engaged with the readers and other kids. And has been trying to communicate with other kids at the park and pool. Music therapy is such a great fit for them!!! We can't wait for camp.
Our clinical team is honored to provide music therapy treatment and support clients’ growth in various areas of their life. Thanks to the parent for helping share the “why” behind music therapy treatment!
We appreciated participating in the community event focused on mental health support services for veterans. Here is an overview of our table and offerings plus nearby vendors and organizations. Check out the weather ideal for an outdoor fair and 2K Roll & Walk:
Veterans Bridge Home out of Charlotte, NC has a wealth of resources and offerings for veterans.
Para Guide: Sight By Side attended and answered questions about services for veterans with visual impairment.
Dennis represented Guitars For Vets and shared information about the guitar instrument program available to veterans.
Team Red, White and Blue attended and shared about the many events organized in the community for veterans to connect.
PMT’s Table held many instruments for exploration and one of the favored ones was the one pictured drum below. The ocean drum by Remo waves all of your senses with the experience of rolling medal balls that simulate the sounds from an ocean.
Team River Runner: River to recovery was present and shared about the outdoor adventures they offer to veterans.
There were several tables with multiple staff from the VA such as telehealth coordinators and social workers speaking about suicide prevention.
We appreciated participating and expanding the offerings through introducing folks to our creative and expressive arts therapy practice.
Hopefully this recap will further connect veterans and their loved ones to available resources and supports in the community. Thanks for visiting our blog - please share this post or comment below.
Selected by Clients at Harmony Recovery Center
A Special Ed Teacher shared...
PMT is amazing!!! Very professional, very affordable, knowledgeable about various disabilities, and will meet the kids where they are and challenges them every week. Parents of my students can vouch for the difference PMT made with language skills, motor skills, social skills, and more.
We are grateful for the first-hand account of treatment provided to her students. The music therapist facilitated various interventions that included all of the clients and may have been adapted to support various learning.
Interested in group therapy options for your child or student? Contact us to learn more about this available option and thanks to all of the teachers who collaborate to provide evidence informed work!
Providing music therapy services for early childhood to older adults, music instruction and enrichment plus continuing music therapy education in Greater Charlotte Area of the Carolinas.