The in house music groups focus on improving a wide variety of skills including social skills (appropriate interactions, taking turns, greeting each other), communication skills (expressing needs, understanding and expressing non verbal communication), cognitive skills (identifying colors, instruments, objects, words), motor skills (gross and fine motor, eye hand coordination, body spatial organization ), and emotional skills (self expression, self confidence, decision making skills).
Performance based music therapy groups provide opportunities to work on social, communicative, cognitive, motor and emotional skills as well as musical skills off and on campus at Georgia College & State University. The LEC and music therapy department at GCSU work together to produce a music performance twice a year. This collaboration enables our performers to experience music making with other musicians, while providing music therapy students with applied learning experiences in a supervised environment. The performing groups have performed throughout the southeastern United States. During the summer season, these groups still take place in the music therapy clinic. Performers express interest in participating in the groups that they want to be a part of. The different performing groups include: