When you walk into the Music Academy on a Thursday evening you can't help but have a smile on your face and be instantly in a great mood with all the fun happening inside.
Sing for Joy is a vocal, rhythmic and movement social group for high schoolers and adults of ranging mental and physical abilities. Hearing them play and sing is absolute joy for the participants, instructors, and observers. They really do Sing For Joy!
Besides singing and playing instruments, the group participates in themed parties as well. This month's theme was a summer luau. The participants were greeted with an Aloha, given leis, and participated in parachute time, snack and treat time, dancing, and blowing bubbles all while being surrounded by fun music.
Music Therapy is useful for all ages, abilities, and walks of life. Sing For Joy is a wonderful example of the power and usefulness music therapy provides. Through the use of carefully selected music and activities by our music therapists, brain function, motor skills, and social skills are cultivated in a fun stress-free and environment. This social time allows our participants to interact with those whom have similar lives to their own, sharing their triumphs and tribulations with one another.
If you are interested in having your loved one join Sing For Joy, or if you are interested in any of our Music Therapy services, please contact The Music Academy of Eastern Carolina.