The Music Therapy program assists in treating the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals with disabilities. Music can transcend barriers of language, age, disability, and culture.
Key aspects of this program include the following:

  • Evidence-based use of music interventions
  • Treatment plans created by a board-certified music therapist
  • Activities to improve communication, motor, social/behavioral, cognition, and sensory skills
  • Promotes wellness and provides unique opportunities for interaction
  • Creates an outlet for expression of feelings

The Impact

This is the newest service offered by The Arc of Evansville. Service impacts are not available at this time; however, it is projected that 75% of participants will show improvements in their individual-specific goals.

The Basics

Located at 615 W. Virginia Street, Evansville, IN 47710
Sessions are available by appointment 8:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Services are provided for individuals of all ages.

The Details

Sessions include activities set to music to improve communication, motor skills, social/behavioral skills, cognition, and sensory skills. A detailed treatment plan is created by a board-certified music therapist and includes individual-specific goals. Treatment plan adjustments are made to ensure the highest level of impact is achieved for each client.

Key Staff

Kelly Barnett, Vice President of Adult Services

To speak with a key staff person, or to schedule a meeting, please call (812) 428-4500 x378 or
email Kelly Barnett at

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