Intercultural classes. Developmental music therapy.
My name is Dr. Petra Gelbart. I am an educator and a board-certified music therapist. I offer individual sessions as well as fun music classes and workshops for everyone in the community. Music does a brain good!
WHO I AM AND WHAT I DO
I specialize in helping children and adults reach their full potential while finding joy and human connection through sound. I also have a PhD in ethnomusicology, so I enjoy sharing my love of languages and musical styles from many cultures. For over fifteen years, I have worked with foster and adoptive families, taught classes, and developed an interest in how our minds interact with music as we interact with each other.
After witnessing first hand the incredible developmental growth my own children experienced as a result of their sessions with a dedicated music therapist, I decided to enroll in a music therapy Master's degree program in 2013. I currently work with clients of all ages, as well as teaching classes that harness the power of music.
SERVICES I OFFER
MUSIC SESSIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS
Sessions with a board-certified music therapist address a range of goal areas such as communication, motor skills, and social reciprocity. When used within a therapeutic relationship, music is an unparalleled tool for increasing motivation and brain function.
COMMUNITY MUSIC CLASSES
Families of Queens, let's learn from each other and build relationships! Music Brains focuses on language as well as social development through multicultural music and movement classes that draw on the participants' cultures.
SINGING AND DANCE WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS AND TEENS
You've seen and heard the stereotypes. Now you can experience Roma music straight from the horse's* mouth.
*Not an actual horse.
Dr. Petra Gelbart, MT-BC
NEW YORK CITY