Music Therapy Class
Ages 0 - 12 Years
Beats and Feats is a fun and active music therapy class for your child with Down syndrome. A Board Certified Music Therapist uses music and music activities to reach a variety of goals including but not limited to: developing social skills, increasing attention span, and facilitating the learning of academic and pre-academic concepts. Come join the fun and use the “Beats” of music to reach new “Feats”!
Meet the Instructor
Emily Morris was born in Orlando, Florida and has lived in Florida her whole life until moving to Austin in May of 2012. Emily was brought up in a large household where the idea that it was “better to give than to receive” was truly lived out, and began serving the local community alongside her family at a young age. This led to additional work with non profits stateside as well as abroad, serving children, adolescents and adults in severely underprivileged areas.
Emily has been singing for as long as she can remember. Her grandfather was a musician and her oldest memories shared with him were sitting around the campfire singing “You can’t Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd.” She took piano lessons as a child and then began playing the banjo at age 14. Believing Emily had a gift at music, her grandfather gave her her first guitar. She taught herself how to play and began writing her own songs. She has been in multiple bands and enjoys playing live shows around town.
Emily first heard about Music Therapy as a career while in high school, and shortly after learning more, Emily knew it was how she wanted to spend the rest of her life. The thought that she could take her two greatest passions, helping others and playing music, and morph them together for a greater purpose seemed too good to be true. Emily studied Music Therapy at Florida State University, graduated in 2011, and served her internship at Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee, Florida. She is a board certified-music therapist.