Music Therapy in Alamo, CA

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What is Music Therapy?


Music therapy is a clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional. It involves using music in various forms to address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals.
Music therapists use their expertise to assess the strengths and needs of each client and provide treatment, including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music.

Benefits of Music Therapy
The benefits of music therapy are extensive and multifaceted, positively impacting individuals in numerous ways. Physically, it can help manage pain, reduce stress, and improve motor skills and coordination, particularly beneficial in rehabilitation settings. Emotionally, music therapy enhances mood, reduces anxiety, and provides an outlet for emotional expression, boosting self-esteem and overall mental health.

Cognitively, it aids in memory improvement, attention, and cognitive rehabilitation, which is especially useful for those with brain injuries or neurological conditions. Socially, music therapy fosters social interaction, enhances communication skills, and promotes a sense of community and belonging, making it a powerful tool for improving overall quality of life.

Kathryn Trujillo, M.A., MT-BC

Hello all, I’m Kathryn! In 2022 I became a board-certified Music Therapist, and in 2023 I received my masters degree in Music Therapy from University of the Pacific, though my journey to becoming a Music Therapist started long before that. I have always had a passion for music and caring for others. I studied classical piano for 15+ years, have experience working in mental health facilities, experience leading early-childhood development classes, and have gained experience providing one-on-one music therapy the last few years. I truly believe in the power of music and its unique way of helping people grow. I am a person-centered, trauma-informed Music Therapist and private piano educator. I believe this approach helps create an inclusive and successful environment for students, clients, and loved ones to feel safe, thrive, and grow. At Music ‘N Beyond in Alamo, I will be providing in-person sessions and leading groups. I love nothing more than supporting my clients and students in all areas of their lives through the joy of music!
Music Therapy teacher Alamo CA

Music Therapy Options

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Private Music Therapy

Private Music Therapy focuses on behavioral skills, emotional and physical awareness, increasing vocalizations, and overall personal wellness. The setting of a private music therapy session is personal and upbeat and allows patients to explore singing, dancing, and expressing themselves while also working on lowering anxiety and improving communication.’

Private Music Therapy (45-Minutes) – $100/session

Private Music Therapy (60-Minutes) – $120/session

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Group Music Therapy

Group Music Therapy focuses on social skills, enhanced quality of life, improving movement, increasing vocalizations, and overall personal wellness. The setting of a music therapy group is fun and allows patients to explore singing, dancing, and expressing themselves while also working on lowering anxiety and raising awareness of others.

Group Music Therapy (One 60-Minute Class Per Week, for 8 Weeks – $400/student 

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Private Piano Lessons

Whether your student is neurotypical or neurodivergent, Ms. Kathryn can help students develop their musical ability through piano lessons. She will focus on music theory, aural skills, sight reading, and piano performance, while giving students a comfortable and welcoming environment to learn using the tools she has accumulated through her studies as a Music Therapist. 

$168 per month

Want to get on Ms. Kathryn’s schedule? Give us a call today to get started!