Here’s what some clients are saying about us!
“Autism is referred to as a puzzle. Since our son’s diagnosis we have been putting the pieces together. Craig and Kari Christiansen have put a big piece of our puzzle together. Since our son has started music therapy he has had such a remarkable improvement. He transitions so much better. He converses more and he is always talking about music class. He seems more confident and proud of himself and his accomplishments. We have already met with school officials to let them know of all of his accomplishments with music therapy so that they can reevaluate him for a more inclusive environment.”Parent of Creative Exchange student
“Mr. Christiansen is a talented, creative dedicated professional. He is able to use multiple learning channels to engage our students. He has developed very positive relationships with our students.”School principal at Lutherbrook Educational Center
“Music therapy has helped my daughter in various aspects. They incorporate speech, sensory motor, motor planning exercises and academics into her music sessions. She has learned much faster in music therapy than any of her other therapies. This is due to the musical stimulation, her relationship with Craig and Kari and because she is having so much fun. They are also eager to work with her other therapists in order to maximize the therapeutic benefit and promote skill generalization”Parent of Creative Exchange student
“I have had the opportunity to observe music therapy groups and have found the professionals diagnostic and clinical skills to be extremely well developed. I have been impressed with their ability to gather and integrate large amounts of information, listen with a thoughtful ear, carefully formulate their own impressions and opinions, and present data in an objective, clear, and forthright manner. They thrive on hard work and are not afraid of difficult issues.”Program director at a Kaleidescope Inc.
With nearly 20 years of experience contracting to schools, hospitals, special education cooperatives, and special recreation programs, we have developed various music based curricula for a variety of different settings. we have also created tools to aid in communication, and adaptive instruments to help the physically challenged. We are skilled at using age appropriate musical interventions to maximize client participation and overall benefit.
We greatly value the following organizations we have contracted with:
A.E.R.O. Special Education Cooperative
Alden nursing homes
Argo Community High School
Charleston Transitional Facility
Chicago Park District
Chicago Public Schools
Child and Family Connections
Children’s Memorial Hospital
Hephzibah Children’s Home
Jewish Children and Family Services
Little Friends Inc.
Mercy Home for Boys and Girls
Methodist Youth Services
Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization (NSSEO)
Oak Lawn Park District
Progressive Careers and Housing
Rush Therapeutic Day School
School Association for Special Education in DuPage (SASED)