Posted in autism, Down Syndrome

Music Therapy through the Missouri Department of Mental Health: Division of Developmental Disabilities


I am pleased to announce that Musical Journey has become a music therapy provider for the Missouri Department of Mental Health: Division of Developmental Disabilities. I am looking forward to serving individuals with special needs through the Missouri Medicaid program. If you/your children are interested in music therapy, please contact your/your children’s service coordinator. I am also happy to answer any questions you may have! Contact us.

Posted in Music Lesson, Music therapy

Music Making without Reading Notes

You can make nice music without reading notes!

1. Put stickers on piano keys just like the picture below.


2. Freely play these “red notes” to the play-along accompaniment I created: . Trust me, it is going to sound wonderful because there are no right or wrong notes in this method.

3. Play “loudly” & “softly” etc. Be creative!

Please feel free to leave comments/questions below. Happy playing 🙂

Posted in autism, Dementia, Down Syndrome, End-of-Life, Health & Music, Hospice, Medical, Music therapy, Stroke, Traumatic brain injury, William Syndrome


Young Boy Holding a String of Balloons

Welcome to MUSICAL JOURNEY owned by Noriko, a Master’s level board-certified music therapist. 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