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Adapted Singing Lessons

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Adapted singing lessons for children & adults

An adapted singing lesson is a singing lesson where modifications are made to best suit a student’s individualized needs.  These needs may be physical, developmental, attentional, or sensory.

While many concepts of an adapted singing lesson are similar to a standard singing lesson, adaptations are made that allow students to learn at a rate and in a style that they are comfortable with allowing them to focus on specific musical or functional goals in a fun and motivating way.  

Have you avoided signing your up for singing lessons in the past despite a passion for music because you thought that it might not be a good fit?  Let’s connect.  

Vocal intonation therapy

Vocal Intonation Therapy® is a Neurologic Music Therapy® treatment approach that "implements the use of vocal exercises to train, maintain, develop, and rehabilitate aspects of voice control due to structural, neurological, physiological, or functional abnormalities of the voice apparatus (i.e., inflection, pitch, breath control, timbre, and dynamics)" (Thaut, 2005).​ 


Vocal intonation therapy® interventions help clients regain vocal control for improved speech and verbal communication.  It is designed for individuals recovering from stroke, traumatic brain injury, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, and other neurogenic diseases that affect the voice. 


If you, or someone in your family is dealing with a voice disorder and are interested in a singing-inspired voice intervention, please reach out.  I can help.


Guest lectures in vocal intonation therapy

Neurologic music therapy® is "an evidence-based treatment approach that implements music and rhythmic interventions to promote recovery and neuroplasticity. Musical intervention in speech rehabilitation is beneficial because it is one of the few modes of recovery that activates the whole brain simultaneously, promoting neuroplasticity and improving functional speech and language goals (i.e., speech rate, fluency, breath management, and respiratory strength)" (Thaut, 2005). 


The Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy hosts multiple International Training Institutes each year.  The training is offered to allied professionals who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of Neurologic Music Therapy® and to music therapists interested in utilizing NMT® methodology and techniques.  


I am an assistant faculty member of the Academy providing lectures on Vocal Intonation Therapy® and Therapeutic Singing®.  


If you are interested in taking the training, please click the link below, which will take you to the Academy website.  In 2023, training institutes will be offered in Canada, the United States, the Netherlands, Germany, and France.  

"I have enjoyed working with you and I will definitely refer clients again in the future.  I think you're a fantastic clinician!"

Stefanie H., Speech-language pathology colleague

"I took the NMT Training back in February.  All the information that you shared has made a significant difference in my practice."

Diana C., Music therapy colleague

"Thank you so much for your eye-opening presentation at the NMT training on the weekend. I was inspired and want to learn more about the science behind singing exercises."

Geena C., Music therapy colleague

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