By Zanna Shapiro

A new music therapy program in Clinton Hill will open its doors in just a few weeks.

Brooklyn Music School, located at 126 St. Felix Street, will offer music therapy beginning in October 2018.

The program is available for people of all ages and offers both individual and group sessions.

Group classes run in 10 week cycles, and the starting price is $22 per class.

Individual class scheduling and pricing may vary.

Programming includes weekly Sound Meditation, relaxation and creative expression, and creative expression through music.

“BMS Music Therapy provides option for both individualized and group therapy, so as to meet the specific needs of children and adults in Brooklyn’s diverse community.

“In the therapeutic relationship, the emotional, psycho-social, and developmental needs of our clients are considered and addressed in the process of creating music together through mutual and mindful listening, creative inquiry, and self-expression.”

The therapy services provided at Brooklyn Music School are provided by board-certified, licensed music therapists and experienced sound meditation practitioners, “under the clinical supervision of our Director of Music Therapy, Katie Down”.

All sessions are in compliance with the HIPAA and AMTA Codes of Ethics & Standards.

“‘Creative arts therapies are now recognized as an essential component to health and wellbeing in hospitals, clinics, and schools. BMS music therapists are trained in the most up-to-date music therapy practices in order to provide a high standard of services,’ said Katie Down, Director of Music Therapy.”

“‘Music has a way of connecting us no matter our age, cultural background, cognitive and physical ability, and these approaches can help to relieve pain and anxiety, enable positive thinking and creativity, and facilitate a profound sense of wellbeing and connection,’” according to Down.

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