Programs & Services

Individual Sessions | Group Sessions | Maya's Spring Music Festival

Guided by music therapist Titia Martin-Nagel, MT-BC, Maya's Music Therapy Fund collaborates with and expands the opportunities at existing programs for people with disabilities. Titia works with participants of Richmond's Developing Personal Resources Center (DPRC), Community Access Program-Hilltop, East Bay Innovations, Inclusive Community Resources, and Toolworks. These programs allow us to serve clients from Contra Costa, Alameda, and San Francisco Counties.

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Additionally, group sessions at the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley (adjacent to the Ashby BART station) have enabled us to serve a wider geographic area than ever before in a fully accessible facility.

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Slideshow 5: Ed Roberts Campus
Pictures from a group music therapy session at ERC

Our human connection to music and rhythm provides a unique gateway — one otherwise unavailable to us. It is a gateway entered during Maya's Music Therapy Fund sessions.

Individual Music Therapy Sessions
Providing one-on-one attention and the opportunity to explore issues in depth, one half-hour at a time, our music therapist helps to increase muscle control and body awareness by combining movement and gestures with music. Clients enhance self-esteem and communication skills while playing musical instruments and singing.

Group Music Therapy Sessions
Participants sing together a variety of folk, spiritual and popular songs. Since many participants cannot routinely form sentences, group singing provides a context for interaction and social engagement. Group sessions provide opportunities for decision making as participants choose songs and music leaders. Both individual and group music therapy sessions are important emotional outlets for clients.

Maya's Spring Music Festival
Group and individual music therapy sessions culminate in the annual Maya's Spring Music Festival. Each year this showcase brings together MMTF participants with professional and amateur musicians from the local community in an exciting day of musical performances. The thrill of being part of the festival and performing for a large audience also increases client self-esteem and confidence.

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