music therapy for autism, special needs

Music Therapy Groups for Special Needs Children in Butte

The Music Therapy Groups for Special Needs Children have been scheduled for the rest of 2018. The groups are scheduled for: October 13, November 10 and December 8th. Although it would be great to have your child attend all groups, it is not required. Registration is required. Please call Angie at 971-221-7144 or email angie@montanamusictherapy.com to register.

What happens during a music therapy group?

What: These groups are designed to provide a supportive environment that addresses goals such as improved social skills, increased expressive language, and enhanced motor planning. Each session will include opportunities to connect with others through music using singing, dancing, instrument playing, and musical games.

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When: The 2nd Saturday of every month (11:15-noon)

Dates for the rest of 2018: October 13, November 10 and December 8th

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Where: 1252 Harrison Ave., Butte, MT 59701

These groups are held in an upstairs room without an elevator. Please let us know if you need support in getting someone up the stairs.


To get a better idea of what these music therapy sessions look like, we encourage you to watch some of the videos we’ve created on our Big Sky Music Therapy youtube page.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2ZvBHCBSZ0RSW6MMYxrrcoCDW_TCHOxB

For further information email Angie at angie@montanamusictherapy.com

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GLOBAL MUSIC THERAPY PROJECT: UGANDA, VIDEO #4

One of the welcome songs presented by Kagarama Primary School, P6 – the 6th graders – with whom I worked closely over the next few days.

Welcome, our dear visitors.

Welcome, our dear parents.

Sit down and listen to us.

P6 members singing for you.

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Angie Kopshy, MM, MT-BC

Music Therapy Services of Portland is directed by the board-certified music therapist, Angie Kopshy. Upon completion of her Master’s in Music from Boise State University, Angie returned to Portland to study music therapy at Marylhurst University. Music Therapy Services of Portland specializes on working with children on the autism spectrum. Angie is also a singer/songwriter with the band, Stoneface Honey.

Angie has been working closely with Mike Ricucci of Terra Rising Films. Terra Rising is currently traveling the world, in production for a feature-length documentary exploring the science and cultural impact of music as seen through music therapy.

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Global Music Therapy Project, Phase 2: Uganda, Video #3

Kids in their desks
Kids in their desks

Many of the students at Kagarama Primary School hike for miles to get to school every morning. Last night we walked home with one of the students, met her beautiful family, and returned with her early this morning. It was quite a hike and I’m grateful for all the kids helping me carry my belongings and singing songs with me on the two mile hike. The 700 students squeeze into a desk with their classmates, situate their books and listen intently when their teachers speak. I am so impressed with their tenacity and respect for their classmates as well as their instructors. Squeezing 90 students into one small classroom has forever altered my perspective on personal space! These students  don’t have a choice about how close they are to one another within the classroom, but they handle the cramped setting with grace while  constantly holding hands, hugging one another, and providing great affection towards one another.

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The profile of one of the many hardworking teachers.

Here are the kids taking a little break from their hard work to practice The Macarena!

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=0d1yYF8ivNA

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Angie Kopshy, MM, MT-BC
Angie Kopshy, MM, MT-BC

Music Therapy Services of Portland is directed by board-certified music therapist, Angie Kopshy. Upon completion of her Master’s in Music from Boise State University, Angie returned to Portland to study music therapy at Marylhurst University. Music Therapy Services of Portland specializes on working with children on the autism spectrum. Angie is also a singer/songwriter with the band, Stoneface Honey.

Angie has been working closely with Mike Ricucci of Terra Rising Films. Terra Rising is currently traveling the world, in-production for a feature length documentary exploring the science and cultural impact of music as seen through music therapy.