COMMUNITY MUSIC PROGRAM: Music Making & Performance Group

What Is The Community Music Program?

Spotted Rabbit Studio’s Community Music Program offers quality music making experiences with a focus on musical skill building and performance training. Participants will engage in a wide range of music making activities, with opportunities to create personalized musical compositions in order to develop musical and non-musical skills. The program aims to improve social skills, communication, and self-esteem with the goal of having participants connect with the community in which they live. Personalized activities, including instrumental and vocal, will assist participants in developing collaborative and interactive performances to bring into their community.

Experienced music therapists will utilize individual strengths and preferences to create an adapted performance group tailored toward individual success. Participants will work together to choose musical pieces to create and perform, while learning what it takes to be part of a performance. Group community engagement in the musical arts fosters relationship building, increases self-esteem, and provides the opportunity for individual strengths to be showcased.

When Is The Program Offered?

The Community Music Program at Spotted Rabbit Studio is offered on Tuesday afternoons. The group runs weekly from 12:30pm-3pm.

The Community Music Program has the most to offer those that attend consistently and so we ask that participants commit to regular times to attend each week. You do not need to come for the entire time frame, however you will be billed the full amount for any portion of the session you attend.

Who Is Eligible To Participate?

The Community Music Program open to individuals age 18 or older who have an interest in pursuing music making in a collaborative capacity. Our priority is to serve individuals of all abilities who are otherwise not eligible for existing performance groups in the community, however there are no exclusions in terms of who can participate.

Spotted Rabbit Studio has a limited number of slots for individuals who may have sufficient technical ability but are looking to meet other social needs inherent to a collaborative music program. We are particularly well suited to support individuals who have limited performance experience.

Is The Studio Wheelchair Accessible?

Yes, Spotted Rabbit Studio is wheelchair accessible! An attached parking lot easily accommodates loading and unloading, with an entrance only feet from the parking lot. While our primary studio is located on the ground floor and provides wheelchair accessibility the space is not fully ADA compliant (bathroom can accommodate most manual wheelchairs). We are currently saving funds to purchase and outfit a studio mid-2018 so as to offer a truly accessible work space!

Our space is entirely LATEX FREE and we are happy to accommodate any other allergies or special needs. Please just let us know!

What Are The Options For Transportation?

Unfortunately Spotted Rabbit Studio is not in a position to offer transportation to participants at this time. Many participants get dropped off/picked up by family or friends, or drive themselves. Some participants attend the apprenticeship program with their staff and receive transportation that way. Individuals who use self-determination or waiver funds may be eligible for medicaid transportation.

If transportation is holding you back from attending let us know – We’d love to help!

What Is The Cost To Participate?

Our experience shows us that individuals learn best when provided with individualized training on a consistent basis so the community music program has a high staff to participant ratio with low turnover. Please note that as with our other services, sliding scale rates are available for those who qualify.

Participation for the Community Music Program is scheduled and billed for on a monthly basis. This enables us to reserve your spot in a limited-availability program, as well as reduce administration costs. You do not need to come for the entire time frame, however you will be billed the full amount for any portion of the session you attend.

Monthly Fees
Half-Day (afternoon): 1 day per week $140/mo

“The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.” -r. ayers

What Activities Will Participants Engage In?

The Community Music Program engages in a variety of activities which are incorporated into community experiences and events.

Instrumental Improvisation – Play instruments in a structured or non-structured intervention utilizing original or recreated songs to improve social skills, self-expression, communication, and awareness.

Singing – Sing an original, personalized, or recreated songs in unison, simple two part harmonies, and solos. Improve social skills, communication, self-expression, and mastery.

Songwriting – Create personalized or original songs through different songwriting activities. Can compose original songs or change the lyrics in existing songs.

Drum Circles – Participate in drum circles to achieve personal and community goals.

Music Listening – Share and analyze music to build relationships and increase self-awareness.

Mindfulness Activities – Breathing exercises, listening games, and adaptive instrument play are used to increase coping strategies and build frustration tolerance.

What Skills Are Developed?

Engaging in music activities not only develops musical skills, but addresses multiple areas of need including cognitive, communicative, social, and emotional challenges. Participants are involved in all aspects of the performance process including choosing music, learning and preparing music, learning concert etiquette skills, and performing for others. The Community Music Program aims to provide participants with the skills to form connections between themselves and others in their community through a shared musical experience.

  • musicianship
  • interpersonal communication
  • self-expression
  • community involvement
  • self-esteem
I’m Interested, What’s The Next Step?

We ask that interested individuals contact us to set up a tour. During the tour you will have a chance to see the studio space, meet other artists, and talk about your goals. If it seems like a good fit, we can discuss how to get you set up to join!

Registration Forms

Community Music Program Registration Form (Self-Pay) click to download

Community Music Program Registration Form (Self-Determination) click to download