Where are you located?

The Expressive Journeys Creative Arts Clinic Location is 10 New Karner Road, Guilderland, NY 12084.
We also provide services within many School districts, group homes and BOCES Programs, throughout the Capital Region.

Must we come to the Expressive Journeys Creative Arts Clinic for sessions?

The Expressive Journeys Creative Arts Clinic Location is our main location for our Individual Client sessions. Home visits are approved on a case by case basis, and have additional costs involved. Virtual Sessions are also available. For more information please fill out our contact form.

What Services are provided at the Clinic?

Music Therapy, Music Classes, Music Lessons, Adaptive Lessons (Guitar, Piano, Voice, Ukulele), Enrichment Art Classes, Paint Nights, Birthday Parties and more.

What is the cost?

Expressive Journeys LLC charges a standard rate for individual music, and has varying fees for groups, workshops, classes and other services at the Expressive Journeys Creative Arts Clinic. For more information on what your costs would be, please fill out a contact form and we would be glad to explain them to you.

What form of payment do you accept?

Private Pay (cash/check), Direct Bill to Self-Direction Service Agencies, or Grant Funding are all accepted.
We do not accept credit cards or insurance.

What do Music Therapist do?

Music therapists use Music as a tool to work on goals, by engaging clients in active music making, song writing and moving to music to address daily living, academic skills and quality of life.

What type of goals do you address?

Music therapists use a wide variety of music-based activities to achieve a wide range of goals and objectives based on each individual's needs. Goal areas include things such as improving communication skills (expressive and receptive), improving motor function and coordination (both fine and gross motor skills), developing and improving social skills, modifying behavior and addressing emotional needs and self-expression.

Why does Music Therapy work?

Music therapy works because when people actively engage in music making, the whole brain is stimulated creating new neural pathways to re-learn old skills and learn new skills.

What is a usual Music Therapy Session Like?

This really depends on the client. Music therapists work with a wide variety of people with a varying range of needs, strengths, abilities, and goal areas. Goal areas include communication, management, physical, social, emotional, academic and cognitive. Through our Intake packet and initial consult, we work together to determine what goals and objectives will be addressed in sessions. Every session is tailored to each individual client. Music therapists treat many populations so sessions can vary widely. Activities in a music therapy session can include but are not limited to: drumming, movement to music exercises targeting specific motor function goals, lyric analysis and exploration, songwriting, improvising on a variety of instruments, or even learning how to play an instrument such as guitar or piano.

Do you have to be Musical to benefit from Music Therapy?

No. You do not need to be musical to benefit from music therapy.