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Approved as a clinical training site by the American Music Therapy Association, The Music Settlement and our program leaders serve as a resource for therapists and educators across the country. 

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Lullaby 101
Ages 0 - 2.5 & caregivers

Lullabies are soothing songs played for or sung to children. Lullabies are a beautiful way to pass down cultural knowledge or tradition, comfort children in distress, and lull a child off to sleep. Lullaby 101 is designed to be an educational, hands-on social support group. Traditional lullabies will be introduced and taught.

Participants will:
• Learn lullaby tunes and lyrics to play and interact with young ones
• Learn how to choose soothing activities to help calm, cope and relax
• Learn simple rhythmic tapping techniques
• Learn how to create new and original songs

The course will provide a creative space and supportive environment for parents and children to work out their musical ideas and bond at a deeper level through song and swaddling.

To enroll, email the Center for Music Therapy Registrar, Britteny Cyphers, at bcyphers@themusicsettlement.org or leave a voicemail message with your contact information at 216-421-5806 ext. 104

Music Around the World
Open to teens, adults & families

Though this pandemic has limited our ability to travel physically, we can still explore other parts of the world. This virtual music course will introduce attendees to music from around the globe.
• Learn about different musical instruments, genres, and cultures
• Learn to sing folk songs from different countries
• Learn some basic drumming patterns from Africa and Latin America.

In addition to learning and exploration, groups will also be guided through ways to apply world music in their own lives for wellness, recreation, self-expression, and socializing.
Activities may include:
• Song and poetry writing and performance
• Making at-home instruments
• Drum circles
• Journaling, and other musical and creative activities

Register online HERE

Music for Self-Care & Wellness
For individuals & families of all ages

To address the well-being of our community and customers during this very stressful time, the Center for Music Therapy is offering remote “Music for Self-Care and Wellness” sessions for individuals and groups (i.e. families).
Music, when used as a therapeutic tool, can enhance people’s emotions, calm troubled minds, relax tense bodies, and unite people in a common experience.

To register, please call 216-421-5806 ext. 104 or email bcyphers@themusicsettlement.org

Read to the Beat
Ages 3-5

Read to the Beat is an enriching, motivating, and fun environment for learning literacy skills. The program intertwines music and literacy using rhythm, rhyme and storytelling. Because music is a part of every culture and is not limited by age, music-based learning experiences are an exceptional way to increase engagement, social, interaction, and skill retention.

Lessons are designed using research-based methodologies and are multi-modal. Using music, participants explore a new theme each week, while also reviewing key concepts from previous lessons.

Books and story-telling, playing of musical instruments, singing, listening, simple composition and movement experiences capture children’s imaginations while aiding in the development and strengthening of important literacy skills. The program utilizes drums, maracas, visual supports, and other manipulatives to help each child stay focused. Each group is one hour in length.

To enroll, email the Center for Music Therapy Registrar, Britteny Cyphers, at bcyphers@themusicsettlement.org or leave a voicemail message with your contact information at 216-421-5806 ext. 104

Rhythm-Ready-Read
Ages 6-12

Rhythm Ready Read is an enriching, motivating, and fun environment for learning literacy skills. The program intertwines music and literacy using rhythm, rhyme and storytelling. Because music is a part of every culture and is not limited by age, music-based learning experiences are an exceptional way to increase engagement, social, interaction, and skill retention.

Lessons are designed using research-based methodologies and are multi-modal. Using music, participants explore a new theme each week, while also reviewing key concepts from previous lessons.

Rhythm-Ready-Read utilizes the writing of raps or songs. Students are led through the process of writing personal raps or songs. The process includes but is not limited to choosing words (nouns, verbs, adjectives); writing sentences; writing melodies if needed; choosing instruments, styles, etc.; performing their compositions; and creating original album art.

To enroll, email the Center for Music Therapy Registrar, Britteny Cyphers, at bcyphers@themusicsettlement.org or leave a voicemail message with your contact information at 216-421-5806 ext. 104

Songwriting for Wellness
Open to teens, adults & families

Songwriting is an excellent way to express yourself, work through your feelings, and talk about your experiences. Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to be a musical expert to write your own songs. This virtual summer course is open to all levels of musical experience and will introduce attendees to techniques they can use to compose their own songs.

Activities include:
• Brainstorming song ideas
• Working out rhyme schemes
• Structuring ideas into popular song formats
• Learning how to use basic musical elements (i.e. melody, beat and instrumentation) to set the desired genre and mood for a song

The course will provide a creative space and supportive environment for attendees to work out their musical ideas as well as the guidance and input of the music course leader to bring their songs into reality. By the end of the course, each attendee will have a completed original song.

Register online HERE

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