Music therapy provides sessions for speech, coordination, self-expression, communication, reality orientation, and mood states. Individual sessions are 50 minutes weekly or biweekly depending on the needs of the client, and are held in-home or at a local facility, including our studio in Portland. Sessions involve listening and lyric discussion, improvisation, relaxation and breathing techniques, vocal toning, adaptive lessons, movement, imagery and songwriting.
“Working with Kate was refreshing and a true pleasure. Her love of music and teaching influenced the lives of over 50 of Frannie Peabody Center’s program participants through the music class she facilitated that followed our health education initiative. Kate’s ability to connect with and inspire the women, despite language barriers and cultural differences, demonstrated the beauty of music and of Kate as a teacher and human being.”
— JESS LONG, FRANNIE PEABODY CENTER