Types of Therapy Choirs in Development
THE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED PEOPLES THERAPY CHOIR
People with Down's Syndrome, Autism, Learning Disabilities and related Developmental Disorders have been shown to benefit from School based Music Therapy Programs for a long time. Our Community based Therapy Choir will be an important step in taking their skills to the next level.
THE SENIORS' THERAPY CHOIR
For many Senior Citizens, isolation, inactivity, decline in skills and loss of loved ones can lead to depression and other problems. Choir Therapy offers them an opportunity to "Get Out and Get Involved". The fellowship and acquistion of new skills of singing can be a tremendous boost to their morale and feelings of self worth.
THE CHILDREN'S THERAPY CHOIR
Choir Therapy for youth with and without disabilities, offers an important ingredient to their tasks of growth and development. Making new friends, sharing the unique creativity only found in youth, and becoming role models for other youngsters in our society all bring our young ones with disadvantages to a new found growth -- one song at a time.
THE VETERANS' THERAPY CHOIR
Our returning Hero's from Iraq and Afghanistan are, in our opinion, excellent candidates for Choir Therapy. The Veteran's Choir can accept Veteran's from any War and can include, but not be limited to, Paralyzed Veterans, Blind Veterans, Traumatically Brain Injured Veterans, and other Disorders including those recovering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorders. Able-bodied Veterans can also be included as Volunteer Support Voices.
The purpose of our Therapy Choirs will be to provide a Therapeutic experience for it's Membership, Raise Public Awareness, and provide Recreation and Entertainment pleasing to listening audiences. We have shown, over the past decade, that Choir Therapy enhances self-esteem, aleviates depression, increases socialization, aides memory and related cognitive functions and is very enjoyable. No Singing Skills are needed (See "What is Choir Therapy" page on this website). Members will have important opportunities to "Tell Their Stories" and Raise Inspiration and Hope for Diverse Populations whom they will perform for. In addition to not being a good singer, NO COSTSare incurred by Members to participate. Performances will be FREE OF CHARGE. Donations as FREE WILL OFFERINGSare welcome.