WHAT IS MUSIC THERAPY?
Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a board-certified music therapist. As an established health profession and evidence-based service, music therapy has enhanced the quality of life of individuals of all ages and functioning levels.
Music therapy can be used to improve development, rehabilitate, decrease behavior, motivate and increase participation, enhance memory, increase communication, and as an emotional outlet. Despite popular belief, individuals do not need to have any musical ability in order to benefit from music therapy. The music therapist will design an appropriate and individualized treatment plan based on the individual's musical preferences, needs and treatment goals.