Innovative therapeutic techniques for achieving person-centered results. Lifeworks Music Therapy identifies skills and interests while increasing abilities, health, and wellness.
Components of Lifeworks Music Therapy
- Music listening
- Music and movement
- Playing instruments
- Assistive technology
- Multi-sensory environments
- Choirs, bands, and other performance opportunities
- Other creative activities based on the participant’s interests
Lifeworks Music Therapy can address a variety of challenges including
- Brain injuries
- Sensory processing
- Emotion regulation
- Coping skills
- Communication impairments
- Challenges with fine and gross motor abilities
Lifeworks Music Therapy can benefit children as well as adults, and is provided by a board-certified music therapist at the Apple Valley and Brooklyn Park Lifeworks locations. Music Therapy is available in group and individual settings.
Lifeworks uses proven and cutting-edge techniques to customize the best therapeutic experience for each individual. Goals and objectives are individually determined and continuously assessed.
Communication devices, assistive technology, and sensory tools can be incorporated into music therapy sessions.
Do you have questions?
Let us help. Read through our list of Music Therapy Frequently Asked Questions. Our knowledgeable staff are here for you. All you need to do is give us a call at 651-454-2732 or tell us a little about yourself through our Contact Form.
Meet Our Music Therapy Team:
Neurologic Music Therapist, Laura Bronder, MT-BC, NMT
Laura leads Lifeworks Music Therapy, spearheading new program initiatives and overseeing interns. She is board-certified and received her degree in music therapy from Augsburg College in 2012; she completed her Neurologic Music Therapy Training through the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy in 2019.
She enjoys working with children and adults of varying abilities and has extensive experience supporting people who have Down Syndrome, Autism, and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Laura loves using the guitar, piano, voice, percussion, and cello during music therapy sessions. She is also bilingual, having learned Spanish while living and working in Central America. Originally from Iowa, Laura is glad to have settled down in the Twin Cities.
Sean Blum, MT-BC
Sean is a board-certified music therapist who graduated from Augsburg College in 2016 with bachelor’s degrees in music therapy and psychology. Since becoming board-certified, he has worked almost exclusively with adults who have disabilities. Sean’s approach provides an opportunity to build everyday skills through musical means. While his primary instrument is the guitar, he also enjoys singing and playing the keyboard, drum set, and electric bass. Sean was born and raised in Minnesota and he likes living in his home-state.