Music for Children with Disabilities
at the GYMC

A music-based program for children with special needs, 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.

Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5 pm

Fall Session

  • October 4 to December 6, 2022

Eligibility: Special needs children age 5 and up.

Cost: $125

A music-based program focusing on creative expression, communication and social skills.

Laura Dawe is a music therapist who recently graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours Bachelor of Music Therapy. 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 recently joined the team at Expressions Music Therapy Services, is starting her own private practice, and continues to work with people from all walks of life. Laura’s primary instrument is voice but is well versed in other instruments such as guitar, piano, and drums.


Call us for more information or register online here… Program Registration Form

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 Play program. Please visit the Children’s Foundation website for more information.

Many thanks for the generous donation by the employees of the Guelph Office of Geosyntec, SAVRON, and SiREM.