Music Therapy

Group Music Therapy -

Research has shown that music has a profound effect on the body and psyche. Music therapy is an established profession that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals of all ages. Music therapists find benefits in using music to help children with special needs including attention deficit disorder, autism, long-term illnesses, and developmental disabilities.

Music therapy sessions are offered to people of all ages & abilities and are designed to:

promote wellness manage stress
alleviate pain express feelings
promote physical rehabilitation improve communication
encourage language development enhance memory


30-minute session: $117.50/month 40 sessions in a calendar year
initial assessment – $40


Available onsite at area residential institutions, call the Orchestra Iowa School for more information at 319-366-8206.

Music Therapist: Amy Maurer, MT-BC

Amy Maurer, MT-BC, is a graduate of Wartburg College with a Bachelors of Music Education and Music Therapy with an emphasis in clarinet. During college she toured with vocal and instrumental ensembles across the United States, Europe, South Africa, and Japan. She completed her music therapy internship at the Kardon Institute for Arts Therapy in Philadelphia, PA where she worked with clients of varying ability ranging from age 3-100. Amy earned her music therapy board certification in August 2008 and completed her Music Together teacher training in July 2009.