What is music therapy?

As defined by the American Music Therapy Association, music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.

Basically it is using music to accomplish non-musical goals!

Music therapy is research-based and is often proven to be very effective in many areas, some reasons being:

  • It is fun and therefore more motivating.
  • It is a different and sometimes an easier way to communicate for some.

 

A music therapist can work in/with a variety of populations, including but not limited to:

  • Schools
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • Medical hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Special needs
  • Homeless
  • Hospice
  • Prisons
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Intellectual disabilities

If you would like to learn more about music therapy, visit the American Music Therapy Association website here.

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