Arts & Music Program

Arts and Music Program

Our music and arts program helps students find positive outlets to replace previous negative ones. As the student’s talent increases, so does their confidence.

Therapeutically, art and music have become widely used in the mental health industry and much research has been done showing effective evidence-based treatment outcomes.

Our art and music program provides students with the opportunity to participate in guitar lessons and beginning sketching. Academic credits are available for all arts classes. Flexible scheduling allows students to participate in multiple classes.

Music Program

Oxbow has a well-established music program with professional instruction in a structured environment.

“When we first looked at Oxbow as an option, we took special notice of your music program as we know our son has responded well to music in the past. Many programs out there have a guitar or two laying around and allow the boys to play on their free time. But, when we saw [our son] play on stage with his peers we could not stop smiling. We are so happy he is taking well to the program and know that having an organized music program that can help him with his anxiety and focus on a skill rather than destructive choices is making a difference for him! Thank you again!” — Parent

Music Program for Boys on the Autism Spectrum

Oxbow’s East Campus location specializes in the treatment of boys with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum who are dealing with trauma, sexual addictions, and related issues. We can adapt music therapy to the level of any participant. There are many positive effects for students on the autism spectrum, including:

  • organized sensory component of rhythm
  • encouragement to attempt new tasks in a familiar setting
  • cognitive stimulation of both sides of the brain for improved functioning
  • timing and playing music with others leads to improved interpersonal communication

For more information about the benefits for music therapy for autism spectrum disorders go to, http://www.musictherapy.org/assets/1/7/MT_Autism_2012.pdf

Art Program

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” – Aristotle (384-322 BC)

Your teen will be a part of many activities that can lead him to understand himself in new ways. With the help of a professional environment, these discoveries can be stepping stones to a bright future. We approach every experience as an opportunity for growth and healing for your son.

“So much of how we see ourselves is reflected in our behavior. When there are moments of accomplishment, satisfaction, and healthy expression we all start to feel more balanced, more human and open up a bit more to accepting ourselves and our strengths or flaws. This is the beginning of healthy relationships and maturity, I think. I really love the fact that you invest so much into the boys and their opportunity to express themselves. It’s too easy for kids to get caught up in the ‘online’ or ‘technology traps’ and lose a sense of themselves and their ability to create and express in a healthy way. When I saw the boys perform on stage, in the Parent Days program, I realized then how powerful this part of your program is” — Parent

If you would prefer to discuss your situation with a counselor, we invite you to call an admissions counselor at 855-676-4272.

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