MUSIC THERAPY IN THE CHICAGOLAND AREA

Welcome to RhythmWORKS Music Therapy, LLC! Using music in a fun and motivating atmosphere, we assist children, teens and adults of all ages with their therapeutic needs. At RhythmWorks, we currently provide individual and contractual group music therapy services throughout Chicago’s western suburbs. Adaptive piano and guitar lessons are also available. We are passionate about music therapy and how it can be used to help people improve their lives. This site was designed to be used as a resource for clients, parents, music therapists and others interested in finding out more about music therapy. Please feel free to explore and enjoy!

 

Little boy playing with djembe


MUSIC THERAPY SERVICES

FOR ALL AGES

INDIVIDUAL MUSIC THERAPY

Offered to individuals of all ages to work on therapeutic and functional goals.

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GROUP MUSIC THERAPY

Music groups designed for your school, healthcare facility, residential facility, or community center.

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SCHOOL BASED SESSIONS

Goals are addressed using original songs and activities designed to help students succeed.

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ADAPTIVE LESSONS

Music lessons designed for special learners who need extra assistance. Learn how to play the piano, guitar and more!

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PEOPLE IN ILLINOIS SERVED BY MUSIC THERAPISTS

MINIMUM HOURS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE INTERNSHIP

CMTE HOURS REQUIRED PER 5 YEAR CYCLE

TIMES THAT ``LET IT GO`` HAS BEEN REQUESTED ;)

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How to Make Interactive Dice with Images – Smart Board Technology

After my last blog post about the, Thank-You Game, I received a request asking me to explain how I attached images to the dice using Smart Board Notebook software.  I created a video of the process and listed the steps below:    After creating a new Smart Board project, click on the picture icon on the left side ...

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Thank You Game

Last year, we got together with my  husband’s family for Christmas.  All of our children are older, but my nephew had recently married a great woman with a young son, and they had also had a baby together.  On Christmas day, we gathered to open gifts.  The children were so excited.  The first present the ...

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Bumping Up & Down in My EasyGoWagon

This post is in response to week 2 of the #MusicTherapyBlogger challenge sponsored by Serenade Designs!     Challenge #2: Write about something that works for you in your everyday life as a music therapist.   I am a traveling music therapist and for years, have been trying to come up with an easy system for getting to and ...

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Where’s Your Next Show?

I was facilitating a music therapy session for children with multiple needs at an elementary school and it had been a great session. After we sang the “Goodbye Song”, a substitute teacher, who had never experienced a music therapy session before, looked at me with a face full of exuberance and asked, “Do you have to go ...

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Indestructible Maracas

If you are looking for maracas that seem to be indestructible and sound good, I highly recommend Hohner’s Kids S363 Mini Plastic Maracas. I have used these maracas in my music therapy sessions for almost five years and none of them has ever broken. Durability is high on the list of characteristics I look for when purchasing instruments that are ...

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Gif – Musical Therapist?!?

I just figured out how to make gifs, so I thought I’d post my first one here.  Music therapy may be one of the few professions where the therapist may be addressed by many names other than our official designation, Board Certified Music Therapist, (typically shortened to music therapist or MT at work).  Here are a ...

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NEW MUSIC THERAPY PARKINSON'S GROUP AT RUSH COPLEY MEDICAL CENTER IN AURORA!

August 15, 2016

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