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Mission Statement:
Maya's Music Therapy Fund develops and sustains music therapy programs for people with developmental disabilities. These programs improve participants' physical, social and cognitive skills, while enhancing their emotional well-being.

Maya Cooper was a severely disabled young person who used music to participate most fully in the world around her. Maya's parents created Maya's Music Therapy Fund to remember Maya -- and to allow others to continue the joy she experienced through music.
 
 

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For more than 25 years Maya's Music Therapy Fund has combined the power of music with the dedication and skills of a talented, board-certified music therapist, Titia Martin-Nagel, MT-BC. And our clients reap the benefits. Collaborating with agencies that serve clients from Alameda and Contra Costa Counties in Northern California, Maya’s Music Therapy Fund works with people with disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, brain injury, hearing and vision impairment, ADHD, Rett syndrome, and other developmental disabilities.

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Slideshow 1: Music Therapy In Action
Photographs of our music therapist at work with some participants.

Our music therapist works toward specific, individualized, non-musical goals including improved communication skills, decreased inappropriate behavior, enhanced academic and motor skills, increased attention span, strengthened social and leisure skills, pain management and stress reduction.

Experiencing the unique power of music to engage our brains and our bodies, clients gain physical and social skills while building self-esteem and confidence during individual and group music therapy sessions.

Whether you are an expert on music therapy or a newcomer to its uses and goals, we hope you'll find useful information on this website. Thank you for your interest -- and for your support of Maya's Music Therapy Fund.

MMTF Board of Directors
Joanna Cooper, MD, Chairperson & Co-founder
Sandra Francisco · Lynn Jehle · Pamela Laesch, MD
Charlie Pollack, MD · Stephen Pollack
Ellen Reinheimer Whitaker, Executive Director
Music Therapist
Titia Martin-Nagel, MT-BC
Webmaster
Jacob Martin


   
     

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