Music therapy is a research-supported allied health profession that uses music as a therapeutic medium to address cognitive, communication, social, physical, emotional and behavioral needs. Individuals of all ages across a myriad of diagnoses benefit from this unique, highly effective and enjoyable therapy. To schedule an assessment or for more information, please contact us at or 888-313-5552.

Ohio University Music Therapy Clinic

We are pleased to facilitate music therapy services for the Ohio University Music Therapy Clinic in Athens, Ohio! Located in the Robert Glidden Hall – School of Music, the clinic is designated specifically for music therapy services. The clinic features rooms with one-way glass observation areas so that families may observe their loved one in sessions. To find out more or to request a music therapy assessment, please contact us at 888-313-5552 or provide your contact information on our Contact page.

Ohio University Music Therapy Clinic

What is music therapy?

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. – American Music Therapy Association

How does music therapy work?

Music is used as the therapeutic tool or medium in research supported interventions by board-certified music therapists. Due to music’s many effects on the brain and its common integration in the every day life of all cultures, it provides a comfortable, enjoyable and motivating opportunity for therapeutic progress and skill development.

Who receives music therapy?

Individuals of all ages with needs in communication, motor, social, emotional, cognitive, psychological, academic and behavioral skill domains benefit from music therapy. Music therapists work with individuals with a variety of diagnoses including Autism, Developmental Delays, Behavioral Disorders, Psychological Disorders, Alzheimer’s/Dementia Disease, Stroke, and Traumatic Brain Injury.

What services are offered?

Music Therapy Assessment

Individuals are assessed to determine both their need for music therapy and their responsiveness to music therapy intervention.

Individual Music Therapy Sessions

Offered in lengths of 30, 45 or 60 minutes, sessions are offered to address goals and objectives recommended from music therapy assessment.

Group Music Therapy Sessions

Individuals with similar therapeutic goals and objectives recommended from music therapy assessment participate together.

Music Therapy Supported Music Lessons

For individuals who desire to learn an instrument and need more support to successfully learn the instrument than is provided in a typical music lesson format.

Music Therapist Led Instruction

For those with more significant support needs, a music therapist will lead the individual in lessons on a specific instrument with consultation from an assigned teacher of that instrument.

Music Teacher Led Instruction

For those with less significant support needs, an assigned teacher will lead the individual in lessons on a specific instrument with consultation from a music therapist.

Sprouting Melodies®

Evidence-based early childhood music classes offered for both typically developing and non typically developing children ages 6 months-5 years and their caregivers. Children will participate in fun music activities specially designed to support each child’s unique developmental growth.

For more information, please contact:

Central Ohio Music Therapy

Athens Community Music School

Services provided by the Ohio University Music Therapy Clinic made possible through a partnership between the Athens Community Music School and Central Ohio Music Therapy.