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Music4Health Coping Skills

Student-Centered Peer Group Classes

Turnkey resilience-building self-regulation and coping skill classes for K-12 students provided to individuals, after-school programs, community organizations, and schools.

Music4Health classes are led by Health Coaches who are licensed music therapists engaging students in musical experiences to accomplish the non-musical goals of building core capabilities for life.

Our classes all have a musical core and may also incorporate other mediums of art and recreational movement as we guide participants to explore the benefits of sleep hygiene, mindfulness, healthy nutrition, supportive relationships, physical exercise and mental health.

If you are a program administrator, contact us to find out how we can partner with your school or organization to provide resilience-building coping skill classes for your students.

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Secure Virtual Platform options are available during COVID-19 mandated restrictions.
Music4Health classes are provided using a trauma-informed approach.

Class Goals

Music4Health Program Classes
M4H Core Capabilities
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Program Themes

Music4Health Program Themes
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What is a trauma-informed approach?

A trauma-informed approach recognizes, understands, and responds with the six guiding principles of safety, choice, collaboration, trustworthiness, empowerment, and cultural, historic and gender sensitivity. LEARN MORE

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What is
mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.

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How do we measure outcomes?

We measure intrinsic outcomes using wearable devices to capture a range of health metrics including, activity, blood pressure, heart rate, heart rate variability and sleep as well as self-reported belief scales and we partner with our client organizations to define and measure extrinsic outcomes.

Why is music used in our programs?

Music has a unique ability to transcend the limits of spoken language and provides a deeper outlet for self-expression, self-discovery and understanding, crossing all barriers of race, nationality and culture. Through our experiential programs we engage individuals using music to activate the parts of their brain which control emotion, memory and learning.

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Partners & Clients

Health Coaches

Coach Kelli

Kelli Schofield is a Licensed Music Educator and Board Certified Music Therapist.  She holds a degree in Piano Pedagogy and a BA in Music Therapy from the University of Utah.  Kelli is passionate about working to find ways to help children learn early to recognize and manage the stressors in their lives.  Kelli is the Co-founder and Vice President of Music4Health.

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Kimberly Ensign

Coach Kimberly

Kimberly Smith Ensign is a Board Certified Music Therapist.  She first received her BS degree in Psychology in 1997 followed by her BA degree in Music Therapy in 2006 from Easter Michigan University.  Kimberly current serves a wide variety of local populations including people with special needs and the elderly in end of life care through her business Butterfly Music Medicine Music Therapy Services.

Coach Danielle

Danielle Keaton is a northern California native and Board Certified Music Therapist who graduated from Utah State University with honors, receiving a bachelor’s degree in music therapy and psychology in 2016.  She finds great joy in working beside students in the special education setting, many of whom have been diagnosed with Autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, speech impairments, intellectual disabilities, or multiple disabilities.

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jill leonard

Coach Jill

Jill Leonard is a Board-Certified Music Therapist, Music Educator, and owner of Transformational Health Music Therapy Services. She has experience in a variety of settings: Children and Adolescent Behavioral Medicine, Children and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities, Children’s Hospitals, and Seniors in Memory Care and/or Hospice Care.  Jill earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and Flute Performance from the University of North Dakota. She earned her Master’s degree in Flute Performance from California State University Long Beach, and she earned her Music Therapy Board Certification from St. Mary of the Woods College in Indiana. She has a passion for using music in the therapeutic setting, working with people of all ages to achieve goals of effective coping skills, increasing self-expression, improving socialization skills, decreasing anxiety and depression, and enhancing quality of life.

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