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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 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.


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

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


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.

For further information email Angie at

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Music therapy groups for July

The Clapping Song by Oliver Bevan

Hello, families! We hope your summer is going well. Here are the dates for music therapy groups in July. If you’re a new family interested in joining one of these groups, please reach out to us so that we can meet your child and determine which group may be a better fit.

All groups are held at Music Therapy Services of Portland on SW Barbur Blvd. and co-facilitated by board-certified music therapists, Angie Kopshy & Kate Harris.

Music Therapy Group: The Littles: July 18, 10-10:55am

Music Therapy Group 2: July 18, 11:10-11:55am

Music Therapy Group: The Littles: July 25, 10:10-10:55am

Music Therapy Group 2: July 25, 11:10-11:55am

Group dates for August will be August 8th & August 22nd. Registration information coming soon.

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Music Therapy Outreach Week #3: Word Replacement

Week #3  talks about using the practice of word replacement to expand your child’s vocabulary, communication, and self expression. There are times to leave specific words out of songs in order to elicit a response. The structure and predictability of the song plays a huge role in prepping your child to contribute a response.


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.