Music Therapy at CFCArts

CFCArts is proud to partner with AdventHealth to offer a Music Therapy Program with Board Certified Music Therapist, Ashley Lewis.

What is Music Therapy?

Music therapy is a licensed and credentialed health profession that uses evidence-based research to design music interventions for people of all ages and abilities to meet non-musical goals in a non-threatening environment.

Music therapy goals work within some of the following domains such as : cognitive, communication, physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual, to name only a few.

Music therapy interventions can be designed to reach non-musical goals such as: Managing Stress, Alleviating Pain, Expressing Feelings, Enhancing Memory, Improving Communication, Promoting Physical Rehabilitation, and Promoting Wellness

What our program offers:

  • Development of psychometric tools designed to collect data from services
  • Facilitating of group music therapy sessions
  • Facilitating of individual music therapy sessions
  • Overseeing of programs related to music therapy
  • Consulting on programs working with vulnerable populations to identify best practices and behavioral management skills trainings
  • Forming of partnerships and offerings of services to new facilities seeking music therapy

To find out more information please contact Ashley Lewis at ashley@cfcarts.com

Ashley comes to CFCArts with degrees in psychology from the University of Central Florida, vocal performance from Florida International University and a masters in music therapy from Florida State University. Ashley’s extensive experience in performance and teaching stems from living in New York City for several years working as a professional performer and music teacher at School of Rock.

Group Music Therapy Opportunities

Group Music Therapy opportunities are 60-minute group sessions over Zoom. They are based on common goals and conversation with like-minded individuals as well as music-driven relaxation exercises. You may sign up for singular sessions or register for multiple weeks of this program.
  • June-August Group Music Therapy sessions are Music & Wellbeing, Music Therapy for Caregivers, and The Artists Way to Wellness.
    • Summer Sessions run through August 22.

Caregiver Care Music Therapy Workshop

Wednesdays 6-7 PM

Caregiving is inherently demanding and stressful, and this year has brought unprecedented feelings of threat and unpredictability into all aspects of our lives.  The secret to stress management lies not in trying to eliminate or avoid challenges, but in dealing with stress in a positive, proactive manner. In this 4-week series we will explore our stress reaction system, stress moderators, helpful ways of perceiving and behaving in response to stressful situations and learn specific music therapy techniques to help us manage our stress in a way that renews us. 

  • Aug 5th: The Grieving Process of Caregiver w/ Music and Instrument Play
  • Aug 12th: Learning how to Ask for and Accept Help w/ Music & Stress Management Intervention
  • Aug 19th: Maintaining our Commitment to Wellness Practice w/ Music and Loving Kindness Meditation

Email School@CFCArts.com with any questions.

Music & Wellbeing Workshop

Thursdays 5-6pm

Modern life abounds in stressors, and this year has brought unprecedented feelings of threat and unpredictability into all aspects of our lives.  The secret to stress management lies not in trying to eliminate or avoid challenges, but in dealing with stress in a positive, proactive manner. In this 4-week series we will explore our stress reaction system, stress moderators, helpful ways of perceiving and behaving in response to stressful situations and learn specific music therapy techniques to help us manage our stress in a way that renews us.

  • Aug 6th: How to Optimize Mental and Emotional Energies w/ Music for Emotional Expression
  • Aug 13th: Resilience and Compassion in Stress Management w/ Personalized Music Playlist
  • Aug 20th: Understanding the Neurobiology of Stress w/ Music for Breathwork Techniques

Email School@CFCArts.com with any questions.

Artist’s Way to Wellness Workshops

Thursdays 6-7pm

Artists endure many stressors specific to their profession that plague their mental health and wellbeing. The secret to stress management lies not in trying to eliminate or avoid challenges, but in dealing with stress in a positive, proactive manner. In this 4-week series we will explore our stress reaction system, stress moderators, helpful ways of perceiving and behaving in response to stressful situations and learn specific music therapy techniques to help us manage our stress in a way that renews us.

  • Aug 6th: What are the Stressors of Performing Artists w/ Music & Lyric Analysis for Emotional Awareness
  • Aug 13th: How to listen to your Gut and Define your Emotions w/ Music & Songwriting
  • Aug 20th: Strategies to Manage Emotions w/ Music & Relaxation Intervention

Email School@CFCArts.com with any questions.

Wind Down Wednesdays

June 2020, Wednesdays @ 7pm

Join us for a music therapy relaxation exercise to help you wind down every Wednesday evening in June on the CFCArts Facebook Page, led by CFCArts’ Board Certified Music Therapist, Ashley Lewis.

Note – no instruments necessary to participate – performers of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities welcome.

Videos can be found on the CFCArts YouTube channel or Facebook 

$30 Individual 30-Minute Session

Pay for 30-Minute Individual Session

For individual music therapy clients, click here to pay for a 30 minute sesssion.
$30 Individual 30-Minute Session
$60 Individual 60-Minute Session

Pay for 60-Minute Individual Session

For individual music therapy clients, click here to pay for a 60 minute sesssion.
$60 Individual 60-Minute Session