Music Therapy

While our response to COVID-19 has changed the way we are doing things, our services to families and individuals continue. All group sessions remain suspended at this time, but we are resuming individual in-person and telehealth sessions. All in-person services will be carefully scheduled, and conducted with contact precautions and pre-screening questionnaires. All existing or new clients will be provided with more specific directions. Free music therapy consultations may still be done via phone or telehealth. We value your patience and flexibility as we develop the best ways to meet your needs through music.

You can email or call us during regular business hours Monday-Friday: (304) 293-4692, option 9; musictherapy@hsc.wvu.edu

DreamCatchers

While our response to COVID-19 has changed the way we are doing things, our dedication to you has not. Due to the current circumstances in the state of West Virginia, with West Virginia University, and the Center for Excellence in Disabilities, all DreamCatchers activity for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester is cancelled. Our current production will be moved to the following year, and families who wish to re-register will receive a credit toward tuition. We thank you for your patience and flexibility as we develop the best ways to meet your needs through music.

-The DreamCatchers Team (Grace, Kelly, Amy, and Lori)

Dog Gone Mad: First Dance Rehearsal

DreamCatchers is a music therapy & musical theatre program for children of all abilities. The program provides children and teens ages 5-18 the opportunity to participate in an extra-curricular musical theatre experience in an exciting, safe, and supportive environment for self-expression at low cost to families.

Classes will be held once a week for two semesters. The group will learn and practice for musical performances at the end of each semester. Your kids will sing and dance, while learning new skills and building lasting friendships. Participation in DreamCatchers will allow all students to use the life skills that are inherent to music and theatre production that help foster and maintain social cohesion, interaction, and understanding amongst families and children with and without disabilities.

DreamCatchers is a collaboration between West Virginia University’s Center for Excellence in Disabilities, College of Creative Arts, and School of Medicine. Our staff includes Music Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, and WVU students of a variety of disciplines.

  • Who: We welcome participants of all ability levels between the ages of 5-18
  • What: Inclusive Musical Theatre & Music Therapy Program
  • When: Tuesdays 6-7pm
    Fall 2019 meeting dates: September 3rd-November 19th
    Winter 2020 meeting dates: January 21st-April 28th, 2020
  • Cost: $100 per semester or $175 for both semesters - Includes weekly classes, DreamCatchers t-shirt, music & script, family ice cream social event, and end of 2nd semester cast party

    (To find out about a sibling discount, please contact musictherapy@hsc.wvu.edu)

  • Where: The Museum Education Center (MEC) on WVU's Evansdale Campus at West Virginia University

Questions? Email musictherapy@hsc.wvu.edu or call 304-293-4692.