Introducing our newest music therapy intern: Andrea Schaertel

Spectrum Creative Arts is excited to welcome our newest music therapy intern Andrea Schaertel to our team! A native of Webster, NY, Andrea grew up with a firsthand look at developmental disability. Andrea’s older brother has down syndrome, which contributed to her decision to pursue a career working closely with individuals with developmental disabilities. [...]

By | 2017-09-19T16:53:20+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Blog, Featured Teacher, Music Therapy, Staff Share|0 Comments

[Music Therapy Tools] Two fun Fall songs for your Music Therapy clients

Not only is our staff constantly working to empower and inspire our clients through new music, but we're also dedicated to creating tools and resources for our colleagues and fellow music therapists. Our creative field(s) are highly collaborative, and we value the opportunity to share ideas and learning objectives with others in the field. [...]

By | 2017-10-12T14:55:41+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Music Therapy, News, Staff Share|0 Comments

Take your creativity from 0-60 this Summer at Spectrum Creative Arts

Summer officially begins in less than a week, which means textbooks are closing, schools are sounding their final bell for the year, and students who enjoy studying the creative arts in school are already looking forward to next year's lessons and classes. Our team here at Spectrum Creative Arts is very excited to share [...]

By | 2017-06-15T17:48:24+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Art, Class Blast, Music, Music Therapy|0 Comments

Introducing AdvancED: Arts Education for the Golden Years

  Spectrum Introduces New Program for Seniors Seeking Arts Education Studies have shown that engaging in musical activities has the power to increase memory retention rates, heighten processing speed performance, and improve quality of life in senior citizens. AdvancED is a series of engaging educational classes and experiences designed specifically for active seniors. Each class [...]

Introducing April’s Student of the Month: Dalton Letta!

Spectrum is very excited to feature Dalton Letta as April 2017's student of the month. Dalton has been performing since 2006, when he first appeared as the reporter Phineous Trout in a production of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. He's drawn to performing not by the spotlight, but by the opportunity to express himself. [...]

By | 2017-04-12T19:46:41+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Music, Music Therapy, Student Spotlight, Theater, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Autism & Artistry

Spectrum Creative Arts, and the Autism Council of Rochester, are excited to announce our first Autism & Artistry event.  We are calling inviting local performers and artists on the autism spectrum to participate in this formal showcase.  The event will feature individual artwork and musical performances.  Autism & Artistry will be held on Thursday, April 6th [...]

Meet Our New Marketing and Services Coordinator!

We are SO thrilled to announce that Emily Putnam will be taking on the brand new position of "Marketing and Services Coordinator" here at Spectrum! As part her role, Emily will be overseeing student registration, communicating with caregivers about changes in services, and just generally making sure that every student is placed in a setting that [...]

By | 2017-03-15T18:50:18+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Art, Music, Music Therapy, News|0 Comments

Bridging The Gap with Intergenerational Music Programming

Intergenerational Programming is becoming increasingly popular, and benefits are being seen in increasing social engagement and quality of life. These dynamic social experiences include any structured activity simultaneously involving persons from two [or more] different generations. Here at Spectrum, we love seeing how music and art bring people of all ages and abilities together, and [...]

By | 2017-03-15T18:50:18+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Blog, Music Therapy, Video|0 Comments

On Gratitude, the Arts, and Building Relationships

With the holiday season ahead of us we've been spending a lot of time thinking about the theme of togetherness and our role as artists, musicians, therapists, and teachers in bringing the community together through the creative arts. We've had the pleasure of connecting with so many students, families, and community leaders over the past [...]

By | 2017-03-15T18:50:18+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Art, Blog, Music, Music Therapy|0 Comments

Class Blast: Jamband

We're back with a long overdue "Class Blast" feature where we showcase some of our current programming here at Spectrum! This month, we're thrilled to feature two performances by our Jamband group - an adaptive ensemble experience focusing on developing instrumental skills by exploring pop and rock music. Currently, our Jamband group runs from September [...]

By | 2017-03-15T18:50:19+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|Class Blast, Music, Music Therapy|0 Comments
2015 Fall Catalog
  Check out our brand new Fall catalog for a complete listing of our classes and programs for kids, teens, and adults. Register is open until Labor Day!