Henlopen Music Therapy Services is a sole proprietorship private practice serving both the Delaware beach region as well as Sussex and Kent county Delaware. Under the ownership of Matthew "Jeremy" Edler, Henlopen Music Therapy provides music and recreationally-based therapeutic services for individuals of varying needs and age groups. As a board-certified music therapist, Jeremy has provided musically-based therapeutic interventions for children and adults with developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders, older adults dementia, and adolescents with trauma and chemical dependency.
Jeremy completed his Master's of Arts Degree in Music Therapy from Immaculata University where he studied under the tutelage of Dr.'s Anthony Meadows and Lillian Eyre. Jeremy completed his clinical internship required to sit on his boards with the Christina School Districts Delaware Autism Program (DAP). Jeremy has conducted research and had a co-authored study published in a reputable peer reviewed music therapy journal (Music Therapy Perspectives)
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Last Saturday, I attended B&B Music in Camden, DE's 60th Anniversary celebration sale-day and acquired some new and exciting instruments for Henlopen Music Therapy. Thanks to the generous staff at B&B Music, I was able to obtain brand new instruments including: a Doumbek drum, Maraca's, Castanets, egg shakers, 1 Cabasa, 1 Tambourine, and other accessories. All of the purchases came as a direct result of funds from Music Therapy groups. Henlopen Music Therapy is also in the process…Continue
Posted on May 16, 2015 at 1:54pm
Henlopen Music Therapy Services has been quite busy these days! Two weeks ago, I began facilitating my 1st 'Music and Movement' group for young adults on the Autism Spectrum. After 2 positive sessions and with the help of the hard-working staff at Autism Delaware, I can safely say that the experience has been a positive success! Through recreationally-based music activities, I am helping these individuals improve on social skills, life skills, and vocational task skills. We have several…Continue
Posted on April 11, 2015 at 11:19pm
One of the biggest challenges of any new private practitioner is the "waiting game". I identify the "waiting game" as the time in which we wait to her from prospective clients, agencies, fellow private practices, and various professionals regarding paid opportunities. The "waiting game" can be emotionally crippling and can accompany feelings of heartache, desperation, anger, self-doubt etc. Hoping for a phone call, e-mail, or social networking message can become all-encompassing and can…Continue
Posted on December 11, 2014 at 3:18pm
Many of you might wonder how musical improvisation can help clients in counseling therapy. It's not everyday that you hear about a psychotherapy session that consists of playing xylophones, pianos, djembe drums, and singing freely. Most individuals would seem skeptical on a session that results in a jam session. However, there is a symbolic and specific purpose for the use of melodic and rhythmic improvisation during a therapeutic session. Each aspect of music including melody, timbre,…Continue
Posted on November 18, 2014 at 8:26pm