Welcome

FINALpic Hello and welcome to the Groovy Garfoose! My name is Bonnie Hayhurst and I'm the owner, founder and lead music therapist here. I'm not kidding when I say I love my job. That's because I get to use one of my favorite things, music, to change lives every day! Did you know music's impact on the brain is so powerful it can help those with brain trauma regain mobility and cognition, ease suffering from chronic pain, assist memory and recall, foster social connections and so much more? Combine the innate power of music with a board certified music therapist and you get something truly remarkable!

Music therapy is a rapidly growing field and The Groovy Garfoose prides itself as an industry leader. Not only do we provide music therapy services tailored specifically to the unique needs of our clients, we also offer contract music therapy services, consultation services and program development catered to the needs of each facility we serve. We encourage you to browse the site and see all that we have to offer. And if you're a fellow music therapist, check out Bonnie's iPad CMTE course on Music Therapy Ed, and the blog which is full of FREE technology tips and app reviews and recommendations applicable to your music therapy work. Thanks for stopping by The Groovy Garfoose!

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Music Therapy

Maraca Foose IconWhat is Music Therapy and what makes the Groovy Garfoose one the best Music Therapy providers in Northeast Ohio? Click here to find out.
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Who We Are 

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Our Services

Bongo Foose IconThe Groovy Garfoose is proud to offer a wide range of services for all age and ability levels. Click here to learn about what the Groovy Garfoose can do for you!
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The Garfoose

Garfoose Drum The Garfoose isn't just a musical, whimsical, purple and yellow giraffe/moose, he's a constant reminder of why we here at the Groovy Garfoose do what we do. You see, the Garfoose represents a belief: that physical and mental disabilities don't diminish us, but make us better, stronger, and more enriched as a people.

The term "special needs" is one that resonates with us here at the Groovy Garfoose because we feel special needs does, in fact, mean special, unique, empowered and one of a kind—like, say, a giant purple and yellow half giraffe/moose who loves music.

The Garfoose is our way of showing that those things that make us different should be celebrated in a big, loud, and proud way.

Music Makers

Music Makers Icon Early childhood exploration, learning and growth through music. Aimed at infants ages 0-3, Music Makers facilitates positive encounters for tiny ones (and their parents!) in a safe, positive, and musical environment.
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Summer Camp

Foose TrioGroovy Garfoose summer camp experiences bring teens and adults with special needs an unforgettable week-long music, art, and dance escapade, wrapped up in a final camp concert wherein all campers get a chance to perform.
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GLEE Club

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In collaboration with Lake County Metroparks, the Groovy Garfoose offers GLEE Club, a 5 week, bi-yearly (spring and fall) program showcasing chart-topping hits, singing, dancing, drumming and a performance to culminate the experience. For adults 18 and older with special needs.
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Direct Music Therapy Services

Direct TherapyAre available for individuals and groups at our Hudson, Ohio location or in-home. Weekly sessions are jam packed with prescriptive and motivating music experiences designed to help client(s) improve in the areas of need as predetermined by an assessment in collaboration with parents/caregivers.Contact us

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Contract Music Therapy Services

CONTRACT Icon Are designed to meet the specific needs of your facility or organization. Contract services include but are not limited to: individual or group music therapy sessions, in-services, consultation, presentations, support groups, camps, hands-on music and wellness workshops, and interactive iPad workshops. Contact us today for a consultation.
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Classes & Groups

Garfoose Duo 2Music is the heartbeat of community! Classes, music groups, music enrichment, drumming, guitar class, ukulele class and glee clubs are available to any organization wishing to offer music enrichment or music therapy services to all consumers no matter ability or music experience! Contact The Groovy Garfoose today to learn how we can help you serve your community through music!
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CMTE

CMTE Attention music therapist! Looking for continuing education credits to keep up your MT-BC certification? Check out Bonnie’s online CMTE course available at Music Therapy Ed. Bonnie has become an industry expert on all things iPad as it relates to music therapy. Taking Bonnie’s course will earn you 9 CMTE credits but most importantly will equip you with over 150 apps appropriate for music therapy!
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Speaking

Speaking Garfoose IconAre you looking for a dynamic presenter that will engage, motivate, and capture your audience with the power of music? Look no further than The Groovy Garfoose! Bonnie Hayhurst, MT-BC has presented interactive music therapy topics ranging from music technology, wellness, Autism, business ownership, in-services, music and healthcare and more at local, state and national conferences. Contact Bonnie today to discuss how she can captivate your audience through music therapy!
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