|Program type||After School, Weekend|
Individual Music Program
Our longstanding goal is to provide access to music for individuals with developmental and physical disabilities and to use the power of music to create a community where they feel completely accepted for who they are.
DMF classes are not traditional “music therapy” sessions, which are typically done on a one-on-one basis and is geared towards achieving specific goals. Rather, our classes are designed to maximize the broadest range of musical benefits for the maximum number of participants. The classes focus on empowering members to make clear progress on their own terms. They enhance self-confidence and self-esteem and promote personal expression and growth while celebrating who they are today. Most importantly, they enrich hearts and souls, and uplift spirits.
Our classes are free and structured on a membership basis, with enrollment as simple as completing a form and attending a half-hour greeting session. This ensures that DMF has an understanding of each applicant’s specific interests, experience and needs - ultimately allowing for the best placement. As you can imagine the demand for our classes is very high, and we currently have a waiting list of typically one year.