Music Therapy

In September 2023, CAP acquired Connecting Thru Music, a nonprofit committed to supporting the growth of music therapy in Northeast Florida. Now, in partnership with UpBeat Music Therapy (UBMT), CAP is proud to expand its programs to include music therapy.  

Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized non-musical goals to support learning and development. CAP now offers in-school and afterschool programs for children and young adults with disabilities, led by UBMT’s board-certified music therapists. 

UBMT’s music therapists use research-based techniques that are student-centered to motivate and engage students during each session. They collaborate closely with the teachers and administrators at each site to create measurable goals that address the needs of the students. Through building connections and creating a safe environment, music therapists are able to work on foundation skills of learning, communication, and social, emotional, and motor needs of the students. Students are able to learn and engage in music naturally during each session. 

CAP’s music therapy programs are supported in part by private funding and the Kids Hope Alliance

Music Therapy Sites

Crystal Springs Elementary
Greenland Pines Elementary
Head Start – Emerson Center
Head Start – Philips Hwy. Center
Hope Haven
Joseph Stillwell Military Academy of Leadership
Landmark Middle
Love Grove Elementary
Mandarin Oaks Elementary
The Morris Center
Mount Herman Exceptional Student Center
Neptune Beach Elementary
North Florida School for Special Education
Oak Hill Academy
Palm Avenue Exceptional Student Center
Paper Airplane
PossAbilities Plus
Ruby Beach Behavioral Pediatrics
Sally B. Mathis Elementary
The Jericho School

For More Information

If you are interested in learning more or bringing CAP’s music therapy programs to your site, contact Karen Demuth, Director of Music Therapy Expansion, at