Monday, Jan 11th and Monday, Jan 25th 5pm - 5:50pm


This is an online event.  The link will be sent after you have registered. 


Anel Ibarra
Autism Society Inland Empire

Group Music Therapy Ages 13 and older - Jan 2020 

This is group music therapy taught by Amanda Neira, MMT, MT-BC Founder of Coachella Valley Music Therapy. Open to children with autism and other developmental disabilities and siblings and siblings ages 13 yrs and older. Parents aren’t required to be there unless the students need extra assistance. $10 per month for two classes.

With its strong impact on the emotions, it has been suggested that music, applied as music therapy, can help children with autism to regulate stress so that they can calm down. Music helps the body recover from states of tension and some experts believe music therapy has a strong impact on the nervous system, on the brain, and on the cognitive functions of children with autism.  This treatment can help a child with autism improve connections in their brain using a variety of techniques. Dancing, singing, and playing instruments can all improve motor functions and emotional regulation. Listening to certain types of music and interacting in music therapy groups can improve communication and social skills.

This is group music therapy taught by Amanda Neira, MMT, MT-BC Founder of Coachella Valley Music Therapy. She graduated with a Bachelors in Music Therapy from Western Illinois University and her Masters in Music Therapy at Maryville University. She has a passion for helping those who are living with Autism, Developmental Disabilities, Alzheimer's/Dementia, Parkinson’s and recovery from a stroke. Nothing fills me with more joy than when I get to see my clients living life to its fullest, improving their quality of life, and growing in their goals we set forth to work on.  She has worked in acute psych at Oasis Rehabilitation Center in Indio, CA, in a memory care neighborhood at Provision Living in Saint Louis, MO, and in a public school district in Saint Louis, MO working with kids in the special needs programs. She has been providing Music Therapy services in the Coachella Valley and Palm Springs area since 2014.

Parents aren’t required to be there unless the students need extra assistance.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Enrollment is limited; if insufficient, the course will be canceled, and all fees refunded. Your place in the course will be guaranteed if we receive payment in full for the month.  Sorry, we are not able to refund or reschedule missed appointments.  
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