Music Therapy for Children

At the Louis Armstrong Department of Music Therapy, we offer inpatient and outpatient treatment options for premature infants and their families, adolescents, and young adults. Units of care for infants, children, and teens are currently comprised of the following areas:

  • Emergency Room Pediatrics offers emergency medical treatment for infants, children, and teenagers with a wide range of medical and psycho-social needs
  • The NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) offers live music for infants and families to enhance healthy growth and development for premature and full-term infants, as well as facilitate parent-infant bonding in an intensive care environment
  • Outpatient Pediatric programs including the Asthma Initiative Program (AIP) and the Outpatient Center for Music and Medicine
  • Pediatric HIV services provide long-term specialty services for children with HIV and their families on an out-patient basis

We are pleased to introduce, in contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a free after-school virtual program for students living with disabilities, ages 10-15, Level Up: Gaming to a Beat. The Program is designed to provide accessible, music-based options for typically developing children/teens along with atypical children/teens in pursuit of creative, musical options for play in collaborative video gaming. Learn more about the program here.