Classroom Music for Diverse Abilities (CMDA)
The remote version of ChiME’s Classroom Music for Diverse
Abilities (CMDA) program is delivered in weekly “live”
sessions to pre-K through 12th grade classrooms (or pods)
in groups of 2 to 20 participants throughout the school year.
ChiME’s music therapists host 30-minute classes through
Google Meets or Zoom to engage, excite, and encourage
active music making for every student. Should students be
on site in the classroom, ChiME is able to deliver and adapt
programming to account for small groups of students, social
distancing, limited gross motor movement, and mask
requirements for activities like singing. Providing each child
with their own set of instruments eliminates the sharing of
objects. Classroom requirements include a Smartboard or
similar device for students to see their ChiME music
therapist, as well as a laptop/computer with webcam so the
therapist can see students. ChiME supplements equipment
for partners as needed for remote learning in classrooms. If
students are at home, a device with internet, camera,
speakers, and microphone is needed for each child. In this
situation, ChiME also provides instrument packs for each
child to participate successfully at home.
For children of all ages.
30-minute sessions are $65
45-minute sessions are $95
Sessions are scheduled based on mutual availability of client and ChiME therapist.
Learn more about CMDA...
Who is CMDA for?
Music Therapy is a wonderful option for children of all ages, with or without diagnosis.
Where do Therapy take place?
Individual sessions are currently happening virtually, on ChiME’s HIPAA-compliant platform, Microsoft Teams.
What Happens in music therapy?
Clients meet virtually with their board-certified music therapist and engage in musical activities designed to target the client’s nonmusical goals. Each week, therapist and client work toward the client’s unique nonmusical goals in a setting of fun, active music-making, while creating a strong therapeutic relationship. At the end of the 9-week therapy block, caregivers will be provided a Music Therapy Progress Report, detailing the data and measurable growth during sessions.
what are the expect results of music therapy?
Music therapy can target goals in a variety of growth areas, including but not limited to:
What do we need to participate?
No prior music or music therapy experience is needed. The therapist will utilize materials and instruments available to the clients at home. Clients need access to a device with camera, microphone, speaker, and internet.
How do we get started?
For new music therapy clients, ChiME provides a free, virtual consultation over Microsoft Teams.
Caregivers will also be asked to fill out a Music Therapy Client Profile for their child. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your free consultation now!
To schedule a consultation contact our Diverse Abilities Program Director, Alli Dunn at email@example.com