What Is Music Therapy?
Music therapy is the intentional and compassionate use of music by a board certified music therapist to bring about change and enhance quality of life. It is both the music therapy techniques and the relationship between the therapist and client that transform the lives of individuals with physical, emotional, cognitive, communication, interpersonal and/or spiritual needs. It is an evidence-based practice that is widely accepted as an effective holistic treatment option.
Music therapists design custom music experiences to help address specific, non-music goals. Live or recorded music may be used depending on the client’s preferences, and clients do not have to be trained musicians to engage in music therapy.
For more information, please email Meredith Manley here, and visit the American Music Therapy Association at http://www.musictherapy.org
Who can benefit?
Music therapists work with a variety of individuals, including those with (but not limited to):