Music Therapy in Bereavement

Now offering Music Therapy services for individual and group sessions to children, teens, and adults in need of bereavement counseling due to the death of a loved one or loss related to a traumatic life event. 

Therapists on staff have been trained intensively at the Grief and Loss Music Therapy Institute offered by The Center for Music Therapy in End of Life Care.  We are equipped to help clients move through the stages of grief and find closure and peace after loss.  

Music Therapy in Special Education

Research in Music Therapy has proven its effectiveness for children with autism, Down syndrome, emotional disabilities, cognitive disabilities, physical disabilities, hearing impairments, visual impairments, and language & communication deficits.  The goals addressed in a special education setting may include a patient’s social skills, cognitive & academic skills, communication & language, gross & fine motor skills, self-help skills or leisure skills.  For more information visit The American Music Therapy Association's website at

Music Therapy in Medical Settings

Music Therapy is used in a wide variety of medical settings including hospitals, hospice, nursing homes, and rehabilitative facilities.  Music Therapy is an effective treatment modality for all patients in these settings.  Goals addressed in medical settings may include pain management, lowering blood pressure, improving respiration, reducing heart rate, muscle tension relaxation, anxiety and stress reduction, increasing mood and emotional state, increasing participation in other medical treatments, and improving quality of life.

Music Therapy with Adults

GCMT also offers groups and individual services to adults in Manatee and Sarasota Counties.  We are available to contract services with nursing homes and individuals to provide Music Therapy services to address goals that include quality of life, reality orientation, reminiscence, decreased pain and anxiety, increased relaxation and breath support, and increase range of motion.

Adaptive Lessons

We offer beginning adaptive guitar and piano lessons for children ages 5 and up!