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Piedmont Music Therapy, LLC

Piedmont Music Therapy, LLC

Piedmont Music Therapy, LLC is a private practice established to support individuals’ health and wellness through music therapy and music in Greater Charlotte – we connect, play & grow. A team of board certified music therapists with a combined total of over 42 years of clinical training working

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Express Yourself Club


Program Description

Students in rising grades 6 – 8 are invited to attend Express Yourself Club with a music therapist from Piedmont Music Therapy. Students will focus on creative outlet in dealing with anxiety and emotional issues.  They’ll explore music and art, drama, songwriting, lyric analysis and musical improvisation through out the club program. 

This program is geared towards teenagers to help smooth the


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Program Detail

Program type: Out-of-School-Time
Artistic Discipline: Dance, Multi-discipline, Music, Theater, Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Subject: Dance, English, Language Arts, Literacy, Math, Music, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts
Population Served Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

 Flexible, contact PMT to pair staff availability.

Available times:

60 minute length after school, or during school if allowed.

Length of :Program 60 minutes per week x 10 weeks
Space / technical requirements:

Class room, electrical outlet access and WIFI connectivity


At the school or program site. PMT Staff travels to bring mobile instruction. PMT Clinic off Westinghouse Boulevard may be available if necessary for smaller Ukulele Group.

Fees / Ticketing:

$150/visit x 10 = $1500

Materials & supplies = $200 (if in person)  

Range: $1500 – $1700


NC Standard Course of Study:

Reading: R1: Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text (in our case reading and writing song lyrics and applying musical elements to support the song message). Language L2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing (in our case when writing poetry and song lyrics). Language L5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language and nuances in word meanings (in our case when interpreting or composing song lyrics).

NC Essential Standards:

CCR Anchor Standard RL.1 – Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text (in our case discussing precomposed or creating original song lyrics). CCR Anchor Standard RL.7 – Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words (in our case incorporating song, dance, poetry and art). CCR Anchor Standard RI.9 – Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take (in our case through comparing songs with similar themes or content matter).


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes


Katie Goodwin, Preschool Director
St Johns United Methodist Church – Rock Hill
Amy Firth, Program Director & Admissions
Philips Academy-Charlotte, NC
Meg S. Johnson, MM, MT-BC
Music Therapy Program and Clinical Coordinator
Senior Instructor of Music Therapy
Queens University of Charlotte

Cancellation Policy

The 10 club meeting dates will be scheduled around known holidays and school/organization breaks. If scheduled group date needs to be moved then please provide PMT with advanced notice. Rescheduling may not be possible. If a club is cancelled without make-up then 50% of club meeting cost is still due to PMT. If PMT Staff is ill then arrangements will be made to hopefully provide coverage by another PMT Staff Member. If not, then club will have make-up date. Failure to give 24-hour notice as outlined above will result in a “No Show” fee being added to your account. Additionally please understand that the club ends as originally scheduled. Your instructor will wait at least ten minutes after the scheduled club time, before declaring the meeting a “no show.”