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Music Therapy Workshops, Classes & Webinars

Want Help Teaching Social Skills to Children with Special Needs?

Check out my Study-at-Home Online Video Course!

Perfect for Parents, Educators and Therapists. (no musical abilities required)


"One word to sum up this course: QUALITY!!! Ryan's tips and natural way of being is inspiring and priceless. I am so excited to use these songs to help guide and bring joy to the children I work with."

- Heidi C.


"This Music and Social Skills video course is superb! The repetition of detail and inviting spontaneous flexibility is great. The videos with the kids are so sweet. They give the depth of content learning a break, with a heart warming reminder of the benefit."

- Bill C.


"The most impressive and enjoyable part of this course can be found within the Video Clips that are interjected at strategic moments. These clips clearly illustrate the successful use of music in social interaction for children with special needs. It is here that real musical interactions are wonderfully captured on film, between Ryan and a variety of children who are challenged with difficulties in social interaction. By studying this course, I learned the importance of active listening in Music Therapy. Many examples are given, that show Ryan pausing for quite a long while, as he waits for the children to respond to his prompts for interaction through music. I am now completely convinced that children need lots of uninterrupted time to respond to prompts. Ryan also illustrates how to facilitate a child’s authentic response in order to lead them to a very real sense of empowerment and pleasure. Ryan’s song choices emphasize simplicity and clarity. I learned them easily. He shows how the words can be adapted to meet each child’s needs, and he carefully describes how to adjust the pace and tempo to connect with each child within their communication challenges. I highly recommend this course for people who live and work with children with special needs."

- Ruth T.


Using Music to Teach Social Skills: Study-at-home Video Course


Music can be such a powerful to connect with children and motivate them to work on social skills. This couse will teach you easy-to-learn songs, activities and techniques to make learning and practicing social skills fun and motivating! In this class, you will learn how to use music to help improve:

  • Greetings and farewells

  • Impulse Control

  • Eye Contact

  • Turn-taking

  • Sharing

  • Transitions

  • Social anxiety

  • Behavioral challenges

  • Group Play

  • Joint Attention

  • Imitation

  • Following Directions

  • Sustained Attention to an Activity

  • Indentification of emotions

What's included?

  • 30-day access to a 1 hour, 10 minute long video full of great songs, techniques and activities

  • An easy-to-read workbook with all of the lyrics, songs, resources, and goals from the video

  • Bonus Rhythm Tree CD download ($11.95 value)

  • Bonus PDF download of my award-winning songbook for special needs ($15.95 value)

  • Combined value of bonus CD and Songbook - $27.90

Price for everything listed above - $29.95 (if you do not think that this is a fantastic course and incredible value, I will gladly refund your money)

Music Therapy Activities in Action!

To see the effect that music can have on children with special needs, please check out my video blog at

Music Kit perfect for the Classroom, Home or Clinic

If you are interested in my award-winning DVD and Music Kit for Special Needs, please visit

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