Music on a sunny day

Student Daeon Troutman with music therapy intern Sabrina Deutsch.

Music therapists at Matheny use various types of music to positively impact students and patients’ cognitive, physical, emotional and social skills, helping them realize their potential in society. Activities and techniques include improvisation, rhythm, songwriting, song, chants, instrumental activities, live and recorded music.

On a recent Saturday morning, local DJ Craig Sinclair was scheduled to perform in the children’s dining room, but the weather was so perfect that everyone went outside. It was music therapy at its best.

Adult patient John Nguyen and recreation therapist Meghan Walsh.