Learn about the instruments that we have grown to love and use consistently in our music therapy practice.

The Q-Chord is the modern day autoharp. It is easy to use, creates several unique sounds, and anyone can make beautiful music with just one touch!

The Ocean Drum literally mimics the sound of the ocean for a relaxing or stimulating sensory experience.


The Clatterpillar is actually a nickname for the kokoriko. This fun Japanese instrument looks like bug!



The Rhythm Sticks are simple but effective. All you need is 2 sticks to keep a beat and be musical.



The Piano is a instrument that encourages exploration for any musician as well as being a strong, steady, and grounding force.

The Cabasa is a small percussion instrument that can played in so many different ways. Twist it, shake it, on your knee, on your shoulder, you name it! See our video on sensory stimulation for a more detailed look on this instrument and the next.



The Guitar is a music therapist’s best friend. It is the most portable accompanying instrument, plus with adapted chords, it can be rewarding to learn. Interested in an adapted lesson? Click here.


The Push Bells are an adaptive, easy way to play melodies and for a group to accompany themselves.

The Gathering Drum is an drum that keep a strong steady beat that makes a big sound.  Whether it’s in a drum circle or an individual session, drumming is powerful. Check out this video about saying positive affirmations to a beat.

We love the Ukulele because it is easy to learn, fun to play, and you can take it with you just about anywhere. We teach adapted uke lessons. Click here to find out more.