What is Music Therapy?
Music therapy engages the WHOLE brain, where as other therapies may only engage a few specific parts of the brain at any given time. Engaging the WHOLE brain helps to stimulate the creation of new connections in the brain and can ultimately re-wire some of its pathways and promote healing.
The wonderful thing about Music Therapy is that it is inclusive, and even outside the realm of clinical diagnoses, can be beneficial for those that may be experiencing the need for a little extra support.
“The clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.”
(American Music Therapy Association)
What is Music Therapy?
The Music Village offers music therapy services (individual and group sessions) through Jordan Eichorst, board-certified music therapist and owner of Meaningful Melodies Music Therapy.
We provide a dedicated therapy space for sessions, as well as administrative support.
Those participating in music therapy services also benefit from being a part of The Music Village family in the same ways as those participating in other programs (i.e. lessons, jam sessions, etc.) that we offer. Engagement in any program at The Music Village provides an opportunity for building community through music, with a diverse, wonderful group of folks!
TMV believes in the power of music to enrich, heal, educate, and bring joy to all. Music therapy compliments our mission in that it strives to help each client reach their highest level of potential, as well as supports and promotes healing through the powerful use of music within the construct of a safe, therapeutic space.
Who is Jordan Eichorst?
Jordan Eichorst, MT-BC is the owner of Meaningful Melodies Music Therapy. Jordan received her Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy from Indiana University and has been a board-certified music therapist since 2015. Jordan has had a wide range of experience working with several different client populations, including: intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities; dementia care; older adults in the nursing home/rehabilitation setting; mental health; pain management; and veterans on in-patient units at the Marion VA Hospital.
“The use of music therapy is not only unique and powerful but also can create a deep, meaningful connection across a diverse group of people. I thoroughly enjoy watching new relationships and connections being formed between and within those that I work with. To have a hand in providing someone with support and healing, while also empowering them to reaching their full potential is a phenomenal experience. Being a part of those ‘ah-ha’ moments is priceless and so rewarding!”
(Jordan Eichorst, MT-BC)
How do sessions work?
Music therapy sessions can be held on a one-on-one basis or within a group context. A typical session occurs once a week for 45-minutes to one hour, but is not limited to this if otherwise preferred. Within sessions a variety of music interventions are used to address a wide range of goal areas, which include but are not limited to: cognitive skills, academic skills, motor skills, emotional skills, leisure skills, and social skills.