Music Therapy

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What is Music Therapy?
Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, spiritual and social needs of individuals. Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context, individual’s abilities are strengthened to positively effect other areas of their lives. Music Therapy also provides avenues for communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words. 

Who can benefit from Music Therapy?
Music is an active and engaging modality that benefits children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly with mental health needs, developmental and learning disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease and other aging related conditions, brain injuries, physical disabilities, degenerative diseases, neurological disorders, substance abuse and acute and chronic pain.

What are some essential Music Therapy facts?

  • The individual does not need a musical background to benefit from music therapy services.
  • No particular style of music is more therapeutic than another. All styles of music can be useful in effecting change in a person’s life. The individual’s preferences, circumstances and need for treatment, and his/her goals help to determine the types of music that a music therapist may use.
  • Music therapy actively engages individuals in a variety of interventions including improvisation, song writing, lyric analysis, relaxation and skill building.

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