What is Music Therapy?

Music Therapy is the clinical & evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.

American Music Therapy Association

What do Music Therapists do?

Music therapists assess emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities, & cognitive skills through musical responses; design music interventions for individuals and groups based on client needs; & follow up progress.

American Music Therapy Association

Music Therapy at Home

There are ways to reap the benefits of Music Therapy at home with Westlake Porter Public Library and Connecting for Kids!

Music Therapy Kits at Westlake Porter Public Library

Our Music Therapy Kits are designed to teach kids rhythm, music and movement. WPPL circulates three different kits to its patrons. They are a part of our non-traditional collection. Call (440) 871-2600 or visit us online to borrow a music therapy kit today!

Music Therapy Kit #1

Music Therapy Kit #1 contains:

  • Book The Nuts: Sing and Dance In Your Polka-Dot Pants by Eric Litwin.
  • Stretchy band 
  • Ocean drum 
  • 4 Chiquitas 
  • Cabasa 
  • Activity Guide

Music Therapy Kit #2

Music Therapy Kit #2 contains:

  • Book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr, pictures by Eric Carle.
  • Rainstick 
  • 3 Scarves 
  • Set of Bongos 
  • 3 Shaker eggs 
  • Activity Guide

Music Therapy Kit #3

Music Therapy Kit #3 Contains:

  • Book Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins, illustrated by Eric Gurney.
  • 3 Hoop scarf streamers 
  • 4 Lummi sticks 
  • Hand drum
  • Clatterpillar 
  • Activity Guide

Connecting for Kids Music Therapy Programs

CFK Virtual Zoom Music Therapy & More

This program is designed for children (ages 0-6 years) who are struggling in an area of development. This hands-on program is designed to teach families how to use music to improve their child’s motor, communication and social skills as well as behavior. This program is led by a Board-Certified Music Therapist. This is a virtual version of their usual Music Therapy & More, hosted by Zoom.


With families’ health and safety in mind, the spring 2020 in-person Music Therapy & More sessions were cancelled. Because routine is so important to the children who attend these programs, CFK collaborated with favorite music therapists to produce Music Therapy & More Videos that you can play in your own home.

Connecting for Kids of Westlake Contact Info:

Call, text or email:
Phone: 1-440-570-5908
Español: 1-440-907-9130
Email: info@connectingforkids.org
Address: P.O. Box 45372
Westlake, Ohio 44145
Westlake Porter Public Library

Natalie Bota

Miss Natalie is the Disability Resources Librarian at Westlake Porter Public Library. She enjoys working with patrons of all ages and can usually be found in the Youth Services Department or the Reading Garden. She enjoys reading picture books and poetry, baseball, writing, cooking, and travel. She loves spending time with her pets, family, and friends.