Grace Notes    Music Therapy

Chime Choir

Chime Choir is beautiful music, made very simple. Chime Choirs perform concerts throughout the year. The Chime Choir members each hold one or two chimes (depending on their ability). And they play when Gina points to them. It is that easy! Anyone can do it! All it takes is 6-8 clients willing to commit to weekly rehearsals, and a performance. With a co-conductor, the Chime Choir can be 17 members (then there are enough people to play chords as well as the melody of the songs).

 

Chime Choir Goals Can Include:

  • Improvement of Motor Functioning (Movement, Coordination, Agility, Eye-Hand Coordination, Ear-Hand Coordination, Gross Motor Skills)
  • Provide a sense of Accomplishment
  • Decrease inappropriate behaviors
  • Improve Self-Esteem and Self-Image
  • Establish Relationships
  • Increase Involvement and Participation
  • Combat Isolation and Withdrawal
  • Improve Group Behaviors                                                                                        (Sharing, Turn-taking, Working in a Group)
  • Promote Group Cohesion
  • Foster a Sense of Belonging