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As we begin a new year, we want to make sure everyone who finds this space knows who we are … and in order to know who we truly are, you must know what we truly value.

Here are Metro Music Therapy’s 6 Core Values; we hope they give you insight as to who we are and why we exist.

May the new year bring you health, happiness, and a renewed sense of purpose. We are here for you in whatever ways you may need us!

Most Sincerely,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Metro Music Therapy!
We are so glad that you found us.


WHO WE ARE ::

Here at Metro Music Therapy, we consider it a high honor to walk alongside our clients and their families through some of life’s hardest seasons. We envision a day when all of our clients, from their first breaths until their last, will be given the opportunity to grow, heal, and thrive through their involvement in music therapy services.

Our mission is to provide the most current and innovative music therapy practices to assist our clients in achieving their cognitive, educational, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual goals.

We value honesty, transparency, empathy, warmth, and genuine connection with others.

Our Founder and CEO, Mallory Even, believes that quality Music Therapy services can only come from the best Music Therapists. Everyone on the Metro team is Nationally Board-Certified by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT), and Licensed to practice Music Therapy in the State of Georgia.

To maintain our credentials, Music Therapists must participate in 100 hours of Continuing Education every 5 years; and we are proud to say that we not only partake in continuing education, but we are also an Approved Provider with the CBMT to lead Continuing Education courses for other healthcare professionals.

WHO WE SERVE ::

When we say, “from first breaths until last,” we mean it! Our team has the certifications and experience necessary to work with the following:

  • Premature infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Persons with Autism
  • Children with Cognitive or Developmental delays
  • Children and Adults with Behavioral disorders
  • Grieving Children and families
  • Refugees who have resettled in the Atlanta area
  • Teens in Residential Foster Homes
  • Teens and Adults in Inpatient Psychiatric Units
  • Veterans with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Hospital Patients of all ages and with varying diagnoses
  • Older Adults with Dementia or Alzheimer’s
  • Hospice & Palliative Care patients
  • Children and Adults striving to achieve Wellness
  • Employees in High-Stress Work Environments (Healthcare, Education, First Responders)

WHY METRO ::

For thirteen years, Metro Music Therapy has been changing the face of music therapy in the Southeast U.S, and more recently, across the country and globe due to our cutting-edge Telehealth Music Therapy Programming. Our creative, dynamic, diverse, versatile and well-educated team has over 50 years of collective experience in our field. We have served clients of every age and diagnosis, we have created new Music Therapy programs for countless healthcare facilities, schools, and private programs in Atlanta, GA, we have a competitive and highly sought-after University-Affiliated Music Therapy Internship Program, and we have collectively employed over 30 music therapists since opening our doors. We believe in the work that we do, and we tenaciously and passionately advocate for our field and for those who benefit from our services.

SERVICE MENU ::

MORE ABOUT MUSIC THERAPY ::

The American Music Therapy Association defines Music Therapy as 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. Music therapy interventions can be designed to:

  • Promote Wellness
  • Manage Stress
  • Alleviate Pain
  • Express Feelings
  • Enhance Memory
  • Improve Communication
  • Promote Physical Rehabilitation

LET’S CONNECT ::

Happy Holidays!

Here we are: at the end of 2020!

As I think over this past year, I feel overwhelmed by the collective loss of normalcy that we have all experienced.

Simultaneously, I feel overwhelmingly grateful for our clients, patients, business partners, and colleagues, for sticking by us through these very hard, yet very meaningful times.

Now more than ever, we want to express our gratitude for you, your families, your passion for the services we offer, and for your faithfulness to our company.

We wish you nothing less than joy, happiness, and togetherness with the ones you love this season and in the new year.

Stay well, stay healthy, and please let us know how we can continue to support you.

With sincere gratitude and love,

2020 Gift Guide!

 

We frequently have parents and grandparents ask us for recommendations of instruments and other gifts for their loved ones who participate in music therapy or music lessons with us.

In order to make 2020 a bit easier this year, we are proud to present our
2020 Gift Guide for the music lover in your life!

Happy Shopping!

MMT SINGING GRAMS:

  • During this season of isolation, send the gift of connection and community through song to a loved one, friend, or co-worker! {Order here}

STUDIO PTC GIFT CARDS:

  • Studio PTC Gift Cards come in increments of 4 lessons, and can be purchased simply by emailing us @ mallory @ metromusictherapyga.com!

BEGINNER GUITARS:

INTERMEDIATE + ADVANCED GUITARS:

UKULELES:

KEYBOARDS // DIGITAL PIANOS:
{You want 88 weighted keys, a stand, a sustain pedal,
and the least amount of extra buttons possible!}

AUXILLARY PERCUSSION:

Items to avoid: anything sold in a toy store or that looks and feels like a toy! If the music lover in your life wants to learn to how to play an instrument, the best way to keep them motivated is to make sure they learn on a quality instrument that sounds nice when played, and that will stay in tune! 

Singing Grams are Back!

We delivered a lot of smiles and quite a few happy tears through our very own MMT Singing Grams this spring … and what better way to wrap up this unprecedented year of 2020 by doing it all again, but this time with a little Holiday flair!

Singing Grams can be booked for most dates in December – grab your spot early as we know we will fill up soon!

BOOK NOW!

Wellness Services

We all need ways to de-stress – especially in 2020.

Our team has you covered! We provide Wellness Music Therapy services in-person and online, and we are ready to support you and your staff.

RESULTS:

  • Lower stress levels
  • Team-building
  • Improved coping skills
  • Improved motivation

Reach out and let us know how we can support your team of essential workers!

Songs of Hope

Today marks the 1st day of our 6th year in partnership with Wellspring International!
Over the last 5 years, Songs of Hope, our grant-funded music therapy program, provided 1,609 individual and group music therapy sessions for hospice patients, children experiencing grief and loss, and Refugees who have resettled in Atlanta — and since March of 2020, we’ve also served clients throughout the US and the globe through telehealth services.
We are continuously grateful for Wellspring International, and for their willingness and excitement to walk alongside us so faithfully, and for trusting us to work well in their name!
With sincerest gratitude,

Military Suicide Up 20%

Six-months into this “new norm,” and everything still feels very strange and heavy.

On the way to my office this morning, I heard these statistics on the radio, and I had to take a minute to wrap my head around these numbers that were screaming out to me over the car stereo:

Military suicides have increased by as much as 20% this year compared to the same period in 2019 …

And senior Army leaders — who say they’ve seen about a 30% jump in active duty suicides so far this year — told The Associated Press that they are looking at shortening combat deployments … *

Last year, the suicide rates, 20% lower than now, were still too high and unacceptable. It is overwhelming to think of each and every one of the lives that have been tragically changed because of these statistics.

I do not have all of the answers, and these situations can be so complicated; but I do know that music therapy services can help our active-duty military members and veterans. Not only does our field have the research to show this, but we have firsthand anecdotal evidence that music therapy can improve overall well-being and the outlook for the sometimes long road ahead.

Our team provides in-person and telehealth music therapy services for Veterans and active duty military personnel, and we are also very proud to partner with Music Therapy of the Rockies, a non-profit very near and dear to us who provides Songwriting Retreats for Veterans with PTSD.

If you or a loved-one is struggling due to military-related trauma, please know that we can help — no matter where you are. Our team now provides telehealth services to clients all over the globe, and we would be honored to walk alongside you during this crucial time.

With you in the hard times and the good,

 

 

 

 

*Read the full article from WSB News & Talk here.

Be the One …

Our founder, Mallory, recently shared this story about her father:

“Music was the way in which my father experienced, interacted with, and related to the world around him. It was common practice for him to ask us to sit down and listen to a song with him; his timing was always terrible, actually, so if we ignored his request, which we often did, he’d just turn the song on so loudly that you had no choice but to hear it throughout the house.

One of the many, many things he taught me, and that I will always carry with me, is that if someone asks you to listen to a song because it’s meaningful to them, be the one who will.”

And this is our promise to you: we will listen to you, with you, and for you.

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