Music Therapy

Alie Chandler, MM, MT-BC currently provides music therapy services for the
following facilities:  
Carol Woods Health Center, Peak Resources-Treyburn
Healthcare Center,
Sunnybrook Healthcare and Rehabilitation.  She is also an Artist
in Residence for the Health Arts Network at
Duke University Hospital and sees
individuals in their homes and at her home studio.

Who can benefit from music therapy?
Anyone who responds positively to music can potentially make therapeutic gains
through music therapy.  Research supports the use of music therapy to meet goals
ranging from increasing communication and social skills to decreasing stress and
pain perception.  Alie Chandler has worked with individuals with developmental
differences such as cerebral palsy, autism, and various genetic syndromes,
individuals with psychiatric and medical needs, and adults with dementia, stroke,
and Parkinson's Disease. Clients need not be "musically talented" to benefit from
music therapy. Click the Music Therapy tab for more information.

What do music therapy services encompass?
Individual sessions are available in Alie's Carrboro studio, in the comfort of your
home, or on-site at your facility.  Small group sessions are also available at your
facility.  Sessions are typically 45 minutes in length on a weekly basis.  Music
therapy assessments, weekly sessions, consultation with the client's treatment team,
treatment plans, and progress reports are generally included.  

What is Alie's music therapy approach?
Alie's music therapy approach is eclectic in technique to find the best way to meet a
client's needs within a client-centered, humanistic philosophy.  Drawing from the
Nordoff-Robbins Creative Music Therapy approach, she is attuned to the client's
mood, movements, expressions, etc. and she improvises or alters the music
accordingly so that what is created is, in essence, the client's music.  In this way,
she focuses upon
communication, self-expression, and interaction.  Alongside
improvements in these areas comes growth in
cognitive, academic, motor, and
processing realms.  She is influenced by current research about the brain
and music, and believes in integrating psychological theory with neurological
research.  "I believe that everyone has an essential human need to create, and I
strive to help make this creation tangible for the client as music."

For more information about music therapy, click the
Music Therapy tab.

Are you a speech therapist, occupational therapist, or other health professional who
has a client with positive responsiveness to music? Through consultation, learn to
incorporate music more therapeutically in your sessions.   Collaborative treatment is
also a unique and effective way to address a client's goals.  Music teachers working
with persons with special needs can also benefit from music therapy consultation.
Services:  Music Therapy, Lessons, Consultation, Performance Ensembles
Music Lessons

The following regular instrumental lessons are available:

Violin lessons, beginner to advanced.
Flute lessons, beginner to advanced.
Piano or Guitar lessons, beginner.

Music Theory instruction is also available.

Chapel Hill, NC
and the Triangle