Looking for Personalized Private One-on-One Music Therapy?

The Music Therapy Institute of Dallas offers private one-on-one music therapy sessions either in studio or in-home. Clients will first meet with the music therapist to assess current challenges, goals, and expectations. The music therapist will then prepare a custom plan for ongoing sessions which will focus on meeting the needs of each client.

Ready to take the first step?
Call 214-363-4980 to set up your assessment today!

Click here to download our intake form today. Forms can be emailed to MakeMusic@DallasAcademyofMusic.com

Onsite therapy sessions are located at:
Dallas Academy of Music & Performing Arts, 3415 Milton Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75205


Adaptive Lessons

The Music Therapy Institute of Dallas now offers adaptive music lessons in flute, guitar, ukulele and piano.

What are Adaptive Lessons?
Unlike music therapy, the goal of adaptive lessons is the acquisition of instrumental or vocal musical skills. Children with special needs (such as developmental, motor, behavioral, emotional, or psychiatric) may be interested in learning to play an instrument but find traditional lessons difficult. A music therapist as teacher can adapt each lesson to a child’s needs and strengths. While non-musical benefits may occur, the teacher is not addressing goals related to the student’s diagnosis during lessons or taking data on progress in non-musical areas.


Music Therapy vs Adaptive Lessons

Music Therapy is best when:

  • The child already receives other therapies and seems especially interested in music. A music therapist can develop objectives that reinforce goals from other therapies.
  • Non-musical goals are desired and the child appears to learn easily through music.
  • Adaptive Lessons are desired but the child doesn’t currently have the developmental or emotional skills required. A music therapist can design objectives for both musical and non-musical skills to prepare for Adaptive Lessons later in life.

Adaptive Lessons are best when:

  • The child wants to learn an instrument but traditional lessons have not been a successful experience due to behavioral, cognitive, emotional, verbal or other difficulties that a music therapist is trained to work with.
  • The parents do not need therapeutic documentation related to the diagnosis
  • The child has received music therapy (or other therapies) in the past and treatment goals have been met, and the parents and therapist agree the child is ready for adaptive lessons


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