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Music Therapy

Since 1993, the KEYS Program has been delivering smiles to the bedside of pediatric patients through its music therapy outreach programs!


All music therapy sessions are provided by our board certified music therapist and include music activities such as; songwriting, recording, instrument playing, music appreciation, movement, singing and lots of smile making!

Music Therapy for KEYS Kids

Thanks to our foundation partners, sponsors and donors, we are able to provide FREE music therapy for kiddos battling cancer, serious illnesses and their siblings!

Music Therapy for the Community

We also provide music therapy services for children, adults, schools, special needs sites, nursing homes and many other groups for an affordable fee for service.  (See our services and rates below)

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“Amelia is singing along to her music therapy session in the car as we travel down the road to Boston for her next surgery. It really made the trip go by so much faster and helped her focus on something other than her fears and anxiety leading up to surgery. We are so thankful to have the KEYS Program along with us on our journey, literally!”

Music Therapy Services for the Community

Along with our KEYS kids (kids impacted by cancer and their siblings),

we serve “all of those in need of healing”,including;

  • children & adults with autism, physical and/or developmental disabilities,

  • schools, special needs sites, agencies

  • nursing homes, hospitals, Alzheimer/dementia patients, stroke patients, elderly patients, traumatic brain injury patients

  • hospice and palliative care patients

  • and more!

In-person sessions are available starting in Sept 2023 at our new KEYS Music Studio at the Castle, 181 Kenwood Ave, Oneida!

Individual Music Therapy Sessions

One-on-one music therapy sessions are available for children and adults of all ages and abilities. 


$50 for 30 min virtual session

$55 for 30 min in-person session


Group Music Therapy Sessions

Group music therapy sessions are available for schools, special needs sites, nursing homes and other facilities!


$50 for 30 min virtual session

$55 for 30 min in-person session

Each site is unique, so we customize our services to meet your needs.


***Discounts and matching grants are sometimes available for qualifying groups.


Contact us to see if your site or group qualifies for a discount.

Schools and Facilities

KEYS contracts with schools and facilities to provide both individual and group music therapy sessions for schools, special needs sites, nursing homes, hospitals, cancer treatment centers and other facilities!


$50 for 30 min virtual session

$55 for 30 min in-person session

Some of the school site we work with are reimbursed for music therapy as a related service through an Individual Education Plan (IEP) in schools. Music therapy is a related service which is federally funded through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B & Part C. 

***Discounts or matching grants are sometimes available for services ! Contact us to see if you qualify to participate in our matching grant program!

Music is Universal

Because music is considered a “universal language”, it can create a bridge between individuals and their environment, and help to facilitate relationships, learning, self-expression, and communication in a non-threatening and fun way.

What is Music Therapy?

Music Therapy is defined by the American Music Therapy Association as the clinical and 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.

Clinical Music Interventions


Music Therapy is an established clinical health service similar to occupational therapy and physical therapy and consists of using music therapeutically to address physical, psychological, cognitive and/or social functioning for patients of all ages.


Board Certified Music Therapists & Licensed Creative Arts Therapists


KEYS music therapy staff includes both  Board Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC) and Licensed Creative Arts Therapists (LCAT) who have Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Music Therapy.

Member of AMTA

KEYS is a proud member of the American Music Therapy Association. For more information about music therapy visit their website at!

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BIG thanks!

We want to send extra BIG thanks to the following foundations, who have helped us to expand our music therapy outreach and have made these SMILES possible...

The Triad Foundation

The Tony Stewart Foundation

The Academy of Country Music Lifting Lives Foundation

The Jim & Juli Boeheim Foundation

The Shirley M. Aubrey Fund at the Central NY Community Foundation


The M & T Bank/ Partners Trust Charitable Fund at the The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties

The John Ben Snow Foundation

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