providing music therapy for over 600 in the community each week

  • DDD/Medicaid/AHCCCS 
  • (we are currently at our max capacity for DDD-funded services)

Health Rhythms

These goal-driven group drumming experiences are led by HealthRhythms Certified Facilitators who are also Board-Certified Music Therapists.  Neurologist Barry Bittman, M.D. and his renowned research team discovered that a specific group drumming approach (HealthRHYTHMS protocol) significantly increased the disease fighting activity of circulating white blood cells.  Research shows us that HealthRhythms can also provide stress relief, increased sense of self-worth and increased sense of teamwork and productivity for individuals and groups.  Interested in having a HealthRhythms Certified Facilitator/Board-Certified Music Therapist provide a group drumming experience for your group or organization?  Contact us!

​​Providing music therapy to over 600 people each week, Higher Octave Healing seeks to support community programming, music therapy and related services, and continuing education for professionals and students by providing an avenue for donations, fundraising, grants, and other streams of funding to help continue the music therapy and support programs and services we provide for so many of Arizona’s children, teens, and adults through our 501(c)3, federally recognized non-profit status.  EIN 27-1896282​

HOH Services and Programs
This social-skill building music therapy small-group program is for children, teens and adults starting at age 5.  Focus in this program is on building social and communication skills with peers in a 2-3 person setting in a community or clinic setting.  

How Do I Access Services?

  • Private Pay
  • Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESA)

Continuing Education

  • Early Intervention
  • Addiction Recovery
  • Hospice
  • Dementia/Alzheimer's​
  • Mental Illness
  • Emotional/Psychological Trauma
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Rock Band Program

Based on openings and availability.

Populations We Serve

This parent education series is for parents of children ages 0-5 focusing on the developmental needs of children in this age range.  Topics include behavioral and sensory support as well as emotional regulation, topics about addressing delays and special needs in everyday life at home and in the community.
Higher Octave offers music therapy in a 1:1 or small peer group setting.  This setting allows for individualized therapy where all interventions are directly related to the benefit of a single client.

Assessment and Treatment Planning focus on increasing skills in social, psychological, communication, cognitive, emotional, sensory and motor areas.  Board-Certified and Neurologic Music Therapists create interventions to address goals and promote empowerment while improving functioning and quality of life with each client.

Music therapists typically work with these clients in our clinic space in Tempe, Arizona.  We also provide group music therapy services at your facility or organization in the Phoenix metropolitan area and surrounding cities.

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Social Connections

Higher Octave Healing offers a wide variety of music therapy services catering to different populations all over the valley.  Read below to learn about what services we offer and how you can access our programs.  Questions?  Contact us at

Individual and Group Music Therapy

Current Programs
  • Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Traumatic Brain Injury/Stroke
  • Rehabilitation
  • Working Poor Families
  • Cancer Survivors and Families
  • Wellness Groups
Higher Octave Healing is a CBMT (Certification Board for Music Therapists) Approved Provider of Continuing Education Music Therapy.  One of founding goals is to provide education about and for music therapy to our community.  We offer courses to support music therapists and music therapy students in our community as they expand their knowledge base and seek to maintain their Board Certification status.

Melodies For Us

What do our clients have to say?

Services and Programs

Resounding Support

Higher Octave offers developmental music through a parent-child model through local community centers and pre-schools.  This model promotes development of closer bonding and attachment between parent and child.  Children are exposed to a variety of sounds and musical instruments to play. Weekly themes use a wide variety of instruments and musical experiences to help promote cognitive, motor, communication, and emotional/social development.  Research demonstrates early exposure to structured music opportunities promotes increased comprehension, learning and cognitive development throughout life.  Programs in Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale, Gilbert and Chandler.  Contact us for more information.
Higher Octave offers music therapy in a rock band setting.  This is a community music therapy model group focused on socialization, communication, and multi-tasking skills.  The program has grown over the past five years to include 15 music therapy rock bands, both junior rock bands and adult rock bands.  Is your program or organization interested in creating a Music Therapy Rock Band with us?  Contact us!