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CreativeLEAPS

(813) 815-3277||http://creative-leaps.com

CreativeLEAPS, LLC was founded in 2015 by passionate clinicians and individuals who have experienced significant changes in their lives in great part due to the arts. We have had many opportunities to work with individuals and groups across the lifespan, engaging them in the arts and helping shape their paths. CreativeLEAPS creates programming with an emphasis on quality over quantity, and with our exceptional work, we aim to strengthen our relationships with our clients and our communities.

Our services are evidence-based, unique, personalized, challenging, engaging, and overall…unforgettable!

Our vision is to provide access to the arts to anyone in the community who could benefit from the transformative power of being a part of the creative process.

Our mission is to provide therapeutic and enrichment programs using the power of music and the expressive arts as the driving force toward self-discovery, self-expression, physical and cognitive health, and social and emotional well being.

We are inclusive but really aim to set aside our time and passion for individuals with special needs and underserved populations like adults on the spectrum, individuals with neurodegenerative disease, behavioral and mental health, to name a few.
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The 8-week programs that CreativeLEAPS will be providing at Autism Awareness Shop and Vocational Training Center in Tampa will be geared toward pre-teens, teens and adults on the Autism spectrum.
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The 8-week programs at ProTherapy Plus in Lutz are geared toward a more diverse group of individuals with various special needs, not just autism. Our programs at Dancing for Donations currently include inclusive music groups and individual music therapy for special needs.
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Music Therapy

Music Therapy is an evidence-based healthcare service that involves using music as the primary tool in therapy.

What training and expertise do Music Therapists have?

Music Therapists obtain a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy and complete a minimum of 1,200 clinical hours supervised by a Board-Certified Music Therapist.

Music Therapists are trained in psychology, anatomy, physiology, neuroanatomy, music theory, music performance, multi-instrumental proficiency (strings, percussion, woodwind, and more), and behavioral research and design.

Where do Music Therapists work?

Music Therapists work with individuals and groups of ALL AGES, in many settings, including outpatient clinics, schools, hospitals, and more. We work with individuals and groups with various diagnoses and areas of need including (but not limited to) those on the Autism Spectrum, individuals with Parkinson’s disease, post-stroke rehabilitation, individuals with mental health diagnoses (anxiety, depression, PTS), individuals with Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, dementia, and end of life care.

What goals do Music Therapists work on?

Music Therapists develop treatment plans to target goal areas in speech, language, communication, social skills, motor function, sensory processing, mental health, and other healthcare goals.

Do I need to be a musician to receive Music Therapy services?

You do not need to have a musical background or any musical skills to receive music therapy!

What happens in a Music Therapy session?

The client participates in live music-making exercises created to reach specific non-musical goals. A wide variety of musical instruments are implemented in the session, with multiple adaptations to ensure the client is completing a musical task that would benefit his/her success in nonmusical goals.

Who do you work with?

We provide 1:1 sessions as well as group sessions at our clients’ homes as well as various locations. All ages and levels of ability, from infancy to older adulthood.

Where does Creative LEAPS provide its Music Therapy services?

We currently provide individual and group Music Therapy services at the following locations:

  • Sutton Psychology Services, LLC (Tampa Palms, FL)
  • ProTherapy Plus (Lutz, FL)
  • Parkinson Place (Sarasota, FL)
  • Riverview, FL
  • Home-based services in Tampa and surrounding areas

We are always happy to begin new programs at new locations. Contact us to schedule a free demonstration for a group at your facility, or for a free consultation for individual sessions.

How much do you charge?

Our fees depend on location (clinic vs. home-based services), and type of session (group vs. individual). Please contact us for more information.

Can I be reimbursed for Music Therapy services?

Music Therapy services provided by CreativeLEAPS are fully reimbursable through the Gardiner Scholarship.

Unique Music Classes

We teach music using an eclectic, multi-sensory approach in order to achieve an optimal level of music appreciation, technique, literacy, performance, and artistry. We place great importance in the process of learning and the research-based benefits of learning music and musical instruments while taking into account individual differences in learning styles, and sensory needs.

Music is a wonderful means of promoting inclusivity and harmony amongst individuals of various backgrounds. By creating a well-rounded musician, our hope is that the good vibrations they experience in class will have a ripple effect towards those who are around them, creating musical connections with others and experimenting with the multitude of musical possibilities that exist!  

We encourage making mistakes, being creative, and will adapt the music and/or the instrument to help create positive associations with the music with the hope that the students will continue to reap the benefits of nurturing the musician within for the rest of their lives!

We currently provide private and group classes in Riverview, FL and are always happy to begin new group classes at new facilities.

We have been providing beginner, intermediate, and advanced violin lessons, as well as beginner piano, beginner and advanced guitar, and beginner percussion techniques. However, we do incorporate other instruments during the lessons and this often sparks a desire to learn a completely new instrument like the dulcimer, the trombone, or the marimba. But there are many other possibilities, and we welcome new ideas and instruments!

Contact us for a free group demonstration at your facility, to attend one of our current classes, or to schedule a free private lesson.  

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