PYM International Music Center:
A nonprofit organization
Dr. Muiu’s second office, developed specifically for music therapy, is fully equipped with musical instruments of all kinds and programs designed for musicians of any caliber. This office is available for Midwest Psychological Consultants clients, ranging from children to adults of all ages. Our hope by providing this outlet is that clients will see an opportunity to grow despite limitations they have, whether it be financial or psychological. Furthermore, we believe that anyone can develop a relationship with an instrument and that music is a universal language anyone can learn regardless of their perceived skill level. We want our clients to experience the many benefits that music therapy can have for people with emotional conditions while enjoying the process of mastering a musical instrument. For inquiries on our music department, please contact us for more information at 402-660-7700.
Many of the clients we reach through this program have experienced adversities in their homes and communities, and by making music, have developed improved self-esteem by transforming their loss, anger, and alienation into personal growth and inner discipline. PYM International Music Center believes making music has a huge impact on our health and sanity and strives to empower individuals with life-long skills that will help them pursue their future goals.
What We're About
Music Therapy and ADD/ADHD
The music therapy will target limitations mostly found in persons struggling with Autism spectrum, ADD/ADHD problems, etc. By utilizing different therapeutic musical instruments, our clients will begin to see improvements in numerous problematic areas and behaviors related to school, home, peers and friends, as well as emotional health.
Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Hyperactivity Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD) are chronic conditions that affect more than three million people per year and can make daily tasks a struggle for those suffering from it. Symptoms may include include organizing and getting started with tasks, sustaining attention and concentration, sustaining energy and effort to get a task completed, utilizing memory for accessing and recalling informationn learned, and monitoring and self-regulating their actions as well as managing depressive and anxious feelings. While there are many approaches to treating ADD/ADHD in children and adults, Dr. Muiu’s protocol starts by observing a client playing a musical instrument, followed by identifying behaviors needing improvement. Hopefully, they will utilize the skills they learn while in schools, work, and in family environment. Once they develop a relaionship with an instrument, it's believed that they raise self-awareness, self-esteem, and confidence in themselves.