Music for Children with Disabilities
at the GYMC

A music-based program for children with disabilities, focusing on creative expression, communication and social skills.

Music for Children with Disabilities

For children aged 5 and up. Led by music therapist Laura Dawe.

Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:00 pm
Fall Session: September 14 to November 16, 2023
Cost: $130 (10 sessions)


Music for Children with Disabilities is focused on creating a positive social environment for your children to engage in music with peers. Combining adapted lessons and musical activities, your child will be able to express themselves and get creative musically. In these sessions, children will participate in singing, drumming, movement to music, and other activities using different instruments. Sessions focus on having fun with music while helping develop social skills in a casual music setting rather than traditional, formal lessons.

Laura Dawe is a Music Therapist and graduated from the Music Therapy program at Wilfrid Laurier University. Laura completed her internship and placements working with a diverse range of clients, including: children and adults on the Autism Spectrum, children, teenagers, and adults with various developmental disorders, adults with physical disabilities, and seniors with dementia and various other conditions. She has worked in various places such as day programs, schools, hospitals, retirement and long-term care, clients’ homes, online (through platforms such as zoom), etc. Laura has a passion for working specifically with children and adults with neurological and developmental disorders as well as seniors with various conditions. Laura’s primary instrument is voice but is well versed in other instruments such as guitar, piano, and drums.

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The GYMC partners with the Children’s Foundation of Guelph to provide a number of free registration places to eligible applicants through the Free to GROW program. Please visit the Children’s Foundation website for more information.