Piedmont Music Therapy, LLC is a private practice established in 2013 to support individuals’ health and wellness through music and music therapy in Greater Charlotte. A team of board certified music therapists with a combined total of over 40 years of clinical training working with individuals of all ages. PMT wishes to be an Approved Provider to increase access to creative and expressive arts in the Charlotte Area.
Mission: The mission of PMT is to engage, empower and accompany individuals to reach their goals grounded in the frameworks of music therapy and social work. PMT strives to meet students and clients where they are and support them in improving their quality of life. Additionally PMT serves to promote the growth of music therapy students and board certified music therapists by offering educational opportunities plus educating the community about the field of music therapy. Piedmont Music Therapy, LLC was founded in 2013 and has grown to include 5 music therapists with varying training specific to musical and client focus.
220 Westinghouse Boulevard, Suite 402, Charlotte, NC 28273
PMT Ukulele Club is geared towards students grades 2 – 5, grades 6-8, Grades 9-10 or 11-12 who would like to learn how to play the ukulele in a fun environment with peers. Why the ukulele? Ukulele is one of the friendliest instruments for children and beginning musicians. It’s lightweight, easy to hold and carry, and the strings are easier to depress compared to guitar. The chords are also less complicated than guitar, which makes learning chords easier with only four strings. Ukuleles are a great primer for future string instrument exposure!
While this will not be weekly music therapy group sessions, learning an instrument in a social setting under the guidance of a music therapist can be beneficial to participants. Children with different needs and abilities might not get the appropriate music skill instruction in a traditional lesson or large classroom setting. As music therapists, part of our job in supporting students who are interested in learning a new instrument is to create, adapt, and modify not only the materials being used but the musical elements to best fit the child’s needs and abilities. A variety of music styles will be incorporated such as folk, improvisation and pop. Instructor will use a variety of learning methods while fostering social skills development amongst classmates. Sheet music will be supplied by instructor. Club members will be encouraged to respect peers and the sounds that are created. Audio/visual consents for recorded music making will be available for intermittent updates emailed to guardians from the instructor. Students may bring their own every ukulele week or receive an instrument for $30 at the first club meeting. One scholarship will be available per club to cover the cost of a student’s instrument.
Flexible, contact PMT to pair staff availability.
Immediately after school or if allowable, during school hours.
Small Class room size, approximately 200 square feet.
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.
$120/visit x 8 = $960
Purchase of another ukulele for inventory = $35
Printing Song Sheets/Visuals = $5
Speaking & Listening: SL1: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively (in our case we will be listening to music created in an ensemble and provide feedback to fellow musicians). Reading: R4: Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone (in our case reviewing song lyrics and applying musical elements to support the song’s focus). Reading: R5: Analyze the structure of text, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole (in our case determining the structure of songs and musical forms).
CCR Anchor Standard RL.5 – Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole (in our case connecting lyrics in songs). CCR Anchor Standard RL.6 — Assess how point of view, perspective, or purpose shapes the content and style of a text (in our case referencing perspectives of musicians in portraying the song content). 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 through vocal chants, singing and instrumental play).
The 8 club meeting dates will be scheduled around known holidays and school/organization breaks. If scheduled group date needs to be rescheduled 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.”