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Music therapists with Creative and Expressive Arts Therapy at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh work with people of all ages.
During your child's hospital stay, we offer one-on-one and group sessions to help meet social, emotional, physical, and physiological goals.
Our board-certified music therapists give your child and family the chance to write songs and learn to play an instrument.
Listening to and making music can:
The music therapy program at UPMC Children’s Hospital offers:
Learn more about music therapy education at UPMC Children's.
Patients currently admitted to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh can take part in music therapy.
Music therapists support our mission of family-centered care. While focused on your child's healing, our family-based sessions let you enjoy the benefits of music therapy with your child.
Music therapy is a consult-based service. To request services, ask any member of your child's care team to contact one of our music therapists.
You or your child don't need to know how to play an instrument, sing, or have any musical background to take part.
During sessions, our therapists use music to help your child reach his or her medical and mental health goals.
There is no age requirement for music therapy.
Our music therapists tailor services to meet the needs of all children, from newborns to young adults.
Music therapists can meet the needs of your child, even while sedated. They can play relaxing music at the bedside to help your child stay calm and comfortable.
Music therapists know how to use music that can help lower or stabilize your child’s heart rate and steady their breathing.
Music therapists work closely with occupational, physical, and speech-language therapists to enhance your child’s care.
Using your child’s tastes and interests, music therapists can help motivate and inspire your child during other therapy services.
No. Music therapy is free, thanks to the support of Children’s Hospital's Foundation and our generous community partners.
Since there aren't any costs for music therapy, we do not bill your insurance plan.
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Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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Interested in giving to Children's Hospital? Support the hospital by making a donation online, joining our Heroes in Healing monthly donor program, or visiting our site to learn about the other ways you can give back.