Lake Erie Music Therapy

Lake Erie Music Therapy specializes in children and adults with developmental, neurological and behavioral challenges.

Lake Erie Music Therapy is committed to providing the highest level of care for children and adults living with developmental, neurological, and behavioral challenges. Currently we provide services in Erie, Millcreek, Harborcreek, Fairview, Girard, North East. We specialize in treating individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, Developmental or Intellectual Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Dementia.

Lake Erie Music Therapy

Individual Therapy

Sessions are customized and unique to the individual’s needs.

Lake Erie Music Therapy

Group Therapy

Experience the benefits of music therapy in a small or large groups.

Lake Erie Music Therapy Group and Individual Therapy


Have our music therapists collaborate with your existing therapy team.

Lake Erie Music Therapy Music Lessons

Adapted Music Lessons

Lessons tailored to fit each individual’s learning style.

Call Us

We are happy to answer any of your music therapy questions.


Schedule a FREE consultation and ask us about insurance REIMBURSEMENT.

The Music Therapy Team

Lake Erie Music Therapy’s board-certified Music Therapists are dedicated, creative, and motivated by the integration of music and neuroscience within a medical or therapeutic setting. We provide engaging therapy with a focus on tangible results.

Goals of Music Therapy

Combining principles of music, neuroscience, technology, and applied behavioral analysis, Lake Erie Music Therapy focuses on comprehensive assessment, detailed treatment planning, and therapeutic goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-Based.


  • Fine and Gross Motor Skills
  • Coordination
  • Gait and balance
  • Range of motion


  • Receptive and expressive  communication
  • Articulation
  • Fluency
  • Non verbal communication


  • Attention
  • Memory
  • Academic skills
  • Executive functioning


  • Social skills
  • Impulse Control
  • Sharing and Turn Taking
  • Emotional Expression

Benefits of Music Therapy

  • Research Shows

    Research shows that people perform cognitive, motor and language tasks more efficiently when music is incorporated.

  • All Areas of the Brain

    Music is processed in all areas of the brain and has the ability to access and stimulate areas of the brain that may not be accessible through other modalities.

  • Active Participation

    Interventions may include active participation in singing, playing a variety of instruments, dancing, movement, and others.

  • No Musical Ability Needed

    Individuals do not need to have any prior musical abilities or experience in order to benefit from music therapy.

  • IEP Team

    Music therapy can be an integral component in helping the child with special needs attain educational goals identified by his/her IEP team.

  • Related Service

    Music therapy is listed as a related service in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Lake Erie Music TherapyParent Information on Music Therapy and the IEP

Listen as the American Music Therapy Association’s (AMTA) Director of Government Relations, Judy Simpson, MT-BC, walks parents through the process of requesting the inclusion of music therapy on their child’s IEP.
Listen Now - Music Therapy Podcast