Our Schools

Neptune Beach Elementary

This school services the tri-beach area & Duval county.

 

NBE was our first school and started with Magical Music Mondays in 2016. There has been much growth, enthusiasm, joy and success which has been noted by teachers, staff, and parents.

 

Today, CTM provides 3 classes of music enrichment led by a board certified music therapist and a music teacher weekly which includes class goals, curriculum and core words in 13 classrooms reaching over 90 children with moderate to severe special needs. The results are positive. Children are gaining social skills, attention and focus are enhanced, learning is taking place and the joy is immeasurable!

 

Music enrichment with a board certified music therapist and Music Teachers has been in place since Fall of 2018.For more information contact Karen Demuth at info@connectingthrumusic.com

Mandarin Oaks Elementary

MOE started with magical music Fun Days in January 2019 and music enrichment with board certified music therapists in the fall of 2019. The program was initiated by the kind donation of a piano by Suzanne Barker and the tuning/transport donated by Melodee Dixon.

 

Over 90 students with moderate to severe special needs are  receiving 3 classes of music enrichment led by a board certified music therapist and a music teacher weekly which includes class goals, curriculum and core words in 13 classrooms reaching over 90 children with moderate to severe special needs. The teachers, staff and therapists have reported positive growth, learning and response from the children. The joy is evident and the smiles are heartwarming!

 

For more information contact Karen Demuth at info@connectingthrumusic.com

Program Overview and How to Bring CTM to your school, organization or community 

We serve schools and programs for children with moderate to severe handicaps including Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy , Rett’s Syndrome, San Filipe Syndrome, Phelan McDermid Syndrome, hearing, vision, and physical impaired and other genetic issues. 

Currently, CTM provides music enrichment with music therapists and music teachers to two programs in the public school system. These two programs are funded through grants, fundraisers, and private donors. There are between over 90 students in each program ranging from preschool – 5th grade. The classroom instruction is differentiated to meet the diverse and complicated needs of the students. Various goals, the curriculum theme and core words ( set to music and professionally created lesson plans) are incorporated into each lesson. CTM also provides music therapy and music experiences to non public schools throughout Duval County. 

We can create a program for your organization privately during school, after school or during your holiday / summer camp. Summer camps are funded by the Kids Hope Alliance. If you have a group of 5-8 children with developmental disabilities we may be able to offer you a class free of charge. 

Our music services are funded in various ways. The Kids Hope Alliance Grants has provided a grant for out of school programs, community grants and donors assist with our in-school program, Medicaid, self-pay and CTM will collaborate with organizations to obtain grants / fundraising initiatives.  

Parents  and educators we can create music therapy groups within your community.  A virtual platform is also available

Join us!

If you are:

  • A private school 
  • A center who serves children with special needs
  • A home school group 
  • A community group with 5-8 children with special needs 
 
We would love to discuss the opportunity to provide your children with this effective and important therapy. 
 
Parents: Medicaid Staywell and WellCare now provide music therapy coverage,Step-up For Students coverage can also be applied.