The KEYS Program ~ It's all about the smiles!


Music Therapy & Music Lesson Info

What we do

For 25 years, the KEYS Program has been offering quality music therapy, individual music lessons, adaptive music lessons and group classes for the Central New York community.  


Who we serve
We provide music therapy and music lessons for children and adults.


Our music lessons are provided for anyone in the community along with adults and children of all needs and abilities, including those with autism and disabilities.


Our music therapy services are provided to with various disabilities, those with cancer and other health needs; and those with Alzheimer's and dementia. 



We come to you! We provide our services in your home or your site. We also provide classes at various churches and sites throughout the year. 


Current Openings

We currently have openings for adults, students and agencies in Madison and Oneida Counties.  


Individual Music Lesson and Music Therapy Rates

  • $100 for the first lesson/session - includes 1 hour lesson/session, needs & skills assessment and documentation.


After the first lesson, rates are as follows:

  • $40 per 30 min. lesson/session
  • $60 per 45 min. lesson/session
  • $80 per 60 min. lesson/session


Group Music Therapy Rates for Sites and Agencies

We customize our services to best meet the needs of the sites we are serving. Please contact our Director, Colleen Bennett, at 315-363-6446 or  to discuss your needs.


Payment Plans

Payment is due monthly in advance for all of our services.  Our staff bills monthly with payment due before the 1st of each month.   


Music Therapy Funding for Pediatric Cancer Patients

Because our core mission at KEYS is to provide our music programs at no cost to families who have a child battling cancer, we have established a special fund at KEYS to provide our music therapy services for free to families who have a child battling cancer.  Please contact us for an application at or 315-363-6446. 


Direct Service Waivers and Reimbursement for Lessons and/or Therapy

We participate in the Direct Services Waiver program for individuals with disabilities so families may be reimburse for our services.  Currently we accept out-of-pocket payments for services but will be glad to provide whatever information you need to be reimbursed for lessons/therapy.


Some additional possible sources of reimbursement include: Medicare; Private Insurance; IDEA Part B Related Services Funds; State Department of Mental Health; State Department of Developmental Disabilities; Family Support Service Waivers.


If it has been determined that our music therapy services assists your child in meeting their IEP goals, music therapy can be added to your child’s IEP. If this were the case, your child’s school may possibly provide reimbursement funding for services.


Contact us

For more information or to register for lessons, contact the KEYS Program at 315-363-6446 or email us at