Welcome to MUSICAL JOURNEY owned by Noriko, a board certified music therapist and neurologic music therapist-fellow. We provide music therapy & music lessons/groups in the Greater Kansas City area.

Our clients for music therapy include but are not limited to: persons with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, and history of stroke. We also serve hospice patients. The types of our music lessons are piano, guitar, voice, and ukulele.

Please contact us for a free consultation at 913-744-1265 or nori@ksmomusictherapy.com


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4 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. Does your services include pediatrics and school-aged children?


    • Deb,
      Yes, I provide both individual and group music therapy sessions to pediatrics and school-aged children. You may want to visit my page “Music Therapy and Special Education”. I also provide “music activity groups” to children without special needs. Please let me know if you have any other questions, and I will be happy to answer them. My email is ksmomusictherapy@gmail.com


  2. My child doesn’t have autism, but has behaviors due to past trauma/neglect. He is diagnosed with PTSD, ADHD. He has anxiety.

    How do you determine if this therapy can be included in his IEP without it making the school think we are asking for unnecessary special things?


    • Nicki
      Thank you for your comment, and I assume that your son’s school does not have a music therapist. A board certified music therapist will need to assess your child to determine if music therapy is a necessary service for him. The music therapist will observe your child in music and non-music settings in school. She/he will interview your son’s teachers and conduct a music therapy assessment session. If your child performs significantly better in music settings than in non-music settings, music therapy is considered as a “necessary service”. Please let me know if you have any further questions. Noriko


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