Classes

Winter Kids Classes 2020

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Girls' Social Group

Ages: 12-14 Girls with ASD

Dates: Feb 28-April 3

Time: Fridays, 4:30-5:30pm

Cost: $132

For girls with ASD (autism).  Facilitated by a board-certified music therapist, the focus will be on FUN and MAKING FRIENDS, while building up social skills and supports related to common social situations for this age.  Girls will use instrument exploration, lyric discussion, songwriting, and group oriented music making (including sharing their favorite music to listen to), as well as more unstructured time to make friends with others.  The group will help girls identify emotional supports, positive outlets of expression, navigate social situations, and most importantly, build connections and friendships.  Please call to discuss any concerns or questions as to whether this group would be a good fit for your child.  No previous music experience necessary! Minimum 4 students.

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A.B.C. Play! (Arts-Based Children's Playgroup)

DATES:

Session 1: Thursdays, 1/23/20-3/19/20 (no group 2/20/20)

Session 2: Thursdays, 3/26/20-5/21/20 (no group 4/23/20)

TIME: 9:30-11:00am

AGES: 3-4

COST: $240 per session ($120 due at time of registration, $120 due Week 4)

Facilitated by a board-certified music therapist, children in this drop-off group will have fun making music and art through a combination of guided activities and free-play opportunities.  Using what we know about the benefits of music and the arts in child development, this unique playgroup promotes healthy socio/emotional development that will set the stage for a successful preschool experience.  Through creative play and arts-based activities, students will get to practice turn-taking, attending to simple tasks, problem-solving and most importantly interacting socially with peers and making new friends! Perfect for both children who have not yet attended preschool and those who have school/group play experiences.  This is a drop-off group and children should be able to participate independently in the group.  Staff will help with students who may have difficulty separating from parents at drop-off time (as is normal and not uncommon at this age).  If your child requires additional assistance/aid, please inquire about our music therapy groups and we will assist you in finding the right program for your child.  

SAMPLE GROUP SCHEDULE:

9:30-9:50am: Free play with instruments and art materials

9:50-10:00am: Welcome Song and weekly theme introduction

10:00-10:30am: Music and Movement Time! (singing, playing instruments, parachute, movement/gross motor play)

10:30-10:45am: Art and Literacy activity

10:45-11:00am: Free play and Goodbye Song

*At least 1 additional staff will be assisting with the group to insure appropriate teacher:student ratios. Minimum 5 students, maximum 10. 

ABOUT THE TEACHER:  Nicole Craven, MA MT-BC is a board-certified music therapist and music educator focused on early childhood and parent support.  Nicole’s extensive background and experience includes work in early intervention as a music therapist, as well as an early childhood music teacher for birth-preschool (and beyond).  In addition to being trained in and teaching commercially available music curriculums, she has created/taught her own early childhood music/arts curricula. Nicole also provides pre/postnatal music therapy services with a focus on parent/child bonding and promoting healthy child development. 

Want to learn more?  Contact [email protected] to learn more or arrange a time to visit our studio

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Winter 2020
Pregnancy and Postpartum Groups

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Infant Music and Postpartum Support Class

Ages: Postpartum women with babies 6 months or younger

Dates: 2/11/20-3/17/20 (no group 2/18/20)

Time: 9:30-11:00am

Group Size: 4-6 women (with child)

Cost: $160

Lead by a board-certified music therapist and counselor and in conjunction with the South Shore Perinatal Wellness Center.  In this unique group, mothers and infants (6 months and under from the start date of the group) will participate in engaging music activities that promote healthy infant development and bonding between mother and child.  Unlike a typical infant music class, time will be naturally woven into the group to focus on mom, allowing mothers to make connections with other moms, discuss the challenges unique to the postpartum period, and support each other during this time.  Open to all mothers, not just first time moms.  However, please make arrangements for any older children, so that focus is on mom and infant.  This group aims to...

  • Identify and validate the range of emotions you may be experiencing in relation to your birth and adjusting to life at home with your baby
  • Engage in music experiences with your baby that promote healthy infant development, bonding with baby, and can be incorporated into your routines at home
  • Develop practical coping strategies for dealing with stress related to motherhood
  • Learn and practice practical relaxation and self-care techniques
  • Make connections with other mothers in your community that may extend beyond the group meeting times
  • Identify resources within your family and community that you may utilize when needing different types of support as you handle the challenges that motherhood can bring

Questions? [email protected]

ABOUT THE GROUP LEADER:  Nicole Craven, MA MT-BC is a board-certified music therapist with a focus on early childhood and parent support.  Nicole’s extensive background and experience includes work in early intervention as a music therapist, as well as an early childhood music teacher for birth-preschool (and beyond).  As a music therapist and counselor, Nicole provides pre/postnatal music therapy services with a focus on parent/child bonding and promoting healthy child development.  She also provides supports to parents of young children with developmental disabilities or complex medical needs, focusing on stress management for parents and encouraging bonding through music and purposeful play.  Nicole also helped establish the South Shore Perinatal Wellness Center in Norwell, MA.

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Pregnancy Support Group

Ages: Women in 2nd/3rd Trimester
Dates: Winter Dates TBA

Location: South Shore Perinatal Wellness Center (164 Washington St. Norwell)

Lead by a board-certified music therapist, women in this 4-week group will benefit from discussing shared experiences with others, including the challenges and joys of pregnancy, conflicting feelings that the nerves and excitement of childbirth can produce, and anticipated changes that your newborn will bring to your life and relationships.  This group aims to help expectant mothers to...

  • Identify and validate the range of emotions each participant may be experiencing in relation to pregnancy, birth, and bringing baby home
  • Identify resources within each participants family and community that they may utilize when needing different types of support throughout the perinatal journey
  • Develop practical coping strategies for dealing with stress related to pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood   
  • Learn and practice relaxation and self-care techniques for pre/postpartum

Snacks will be provide each week.

Questions? [email protected]

ABOUT THE GROUP LEADER:  Nicole Craven, MA MT-BC is a board-certified music therapist with a focus on early childhood and parent support.  Nicole’s extensive background and experience includes work in early intervention as a music therapist, as well as an early childhood music teacher for birth-preschool (and beyond).  As a music therapist and counselor, Nicole provides pre/postnatal music therapy services with a focus on parent/child bonding and promoting healthy child development.  She also provides supports to parents of young children with developmental disabilities or complex medical needs, focusing on stress management for parents and encouraging bonding through music and purposeful play.  Nicole also helped establish the South Shore Perinatal Wellness Center in Norwell, MA.

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Winter 2020
Art and Music for Teens/Adults with Special Needs

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Drum, Jam, and Sing

Ages: Adults with special needs
Dates: 1/9/20-3/19/20 (no class 2/20/20)
Time: Thursdays 5:30-6:30

Cost: $200 for 10 weeks (payment plans available)

Facilitated by board-certified music therapist. For adults with special needs. Enjoy making music with others, as we sing songs, play percussion instruments, and maybe even do a little dancing! Students will have the opportunity to play many different instruments, such as hand drums, djembes, shakers, bells, guiros, and more! Students’ favorite songs and musicians will be incorporated into the group. A great class to socialize with others, while having fun singing and making music.  Please note, at least 50% of class fee must be paid by the registration deadline.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 12/27/19

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Painting Class Teens/Adults

Ages: Teens/Adults with Special Needs
Dates: 1/7/20-3/17/20 (no class 2/18/20)
Time: Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm

Cost: $200 for 10 weeks (payment plans available)

For teens/adults with special needs. No experience necessary! Lead by an Artis4Every1 certified instructor, students will have the opportunity to learn painting techniques and experience other artistic medium.  Students will have some freedom in choosing the theme/picture they paint.  Approximately 3 canvas paintings will be completed during the 10-week session.   Materials fee included.  Please note, at least 50% of class fee must be paid by the registration deadline.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 12/27/19

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Music Therapy Social Group Teens/Young Adults

Ages: Teens/Young Adults with special needs
Dates: 1/9/20-3/19/20 (no class 2/20/20)
Time: Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm
Cost: $200 for 10 weeks (payment plans available)

Make music and new friends as we help students navigate social interactions in a fun and musical environment! Students will sing songs, share their favorite music, play musical games and instruments (djembes, hand drums, tambourines, guiro, boomwhackers, and more!). Lead by a board-certified music therapist sessions will reinforce student’s awareness of self and others, receptive and expressive communication skills, turn-taking, following directions, and help facilitate socializing and making new friends. Music and activities will focus on the musical preferences of students. Please note, at least 50% of class fee must be paid by the registration deadline.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 12/27/19

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Weaving Class Teens/Adults

Ages: Teens/Adults with Special Needs
Dates: 1/8/20-3/18/20 (no class 2/19/20)
Time: Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm

Cost: $200 for 10 weeks (payment plans available)

For teens/adults with special needs. No experience necessary!  Students will create fiber art on a table loom.  The instructor is an experienced weaver who has worked on all different types of looms.  The students will make 2 or 3 projects during the 10 week session.  All different yarns will be available to create colorful textiles.  Materials fee included.  Please note, at least 50% of class fee must be paid by the registration deadline.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 12/27/19

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