Oak Park Music Therapy is based in a client-centered model; clients are served through a process of assessment, treatment/educational planning, intervention, and evaluation. Services are provided by a Board Certified Music Therapist to a variety of clientele. Home-based individual sessions, contractual arrangements with local facilities, and community based creativity workshops are the core of our offerings. We also offer traditional lessons on: guitar, ukulele, bass, violin, cello, and cuatro.
Our Music Therapists use the transformative power of music to assist people to gain new insights through the metaphors inherent in non-verbal and symbolic self expression. Using the elements of music (rhythm, melody, harmony, texture, tempo, and dynamics) along with lyrics and story, we customize every session specifically for the needs of each client.
Director and Music Therapist – Victoria Storm, MM, MT-BC – Her clinical background includes 25+ years of bringing music to persons in need through her work in a community music school, special education classrooms, physical and mental health hospitals, hospice and elder care facilities. Her Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Therapy are from Western Michigan University. She is a regular speaker on the topic of music therapy in university classrooms, regional, and national conferences.
We work with other talented music therapists and educators in both community groups, hospital settings, one to one sessions in the clinic, and early education school settings. Each brings a special set of skills and talents and we choose the music therapist who will be most dynamic for your child, your session, or your community group.
Our current roster is: Katie Bender, Michelle Russell, and April Hickey, and Victoria Storm. All are Board Certified Music Therapists who work with persons of all ages and levels of capability. Our string teachers include Don Kovach (cello, bass, violin) and Jeff Kust (guitar, ukulele, and cuatro.)
Interested in learning more? Call for a complimentary phone consultation on how music therapy can positively impact you, your loved ones, or your clients.