Okay, so the obvious first question. Sorry to say I will not be able to answer the whole question in the first sitting. Also, if I did you might get really bored around page 10 out of 100.
American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) says:
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.
Another way to say it:
Music Therapy uses music to help clients reach goals. These goals are not musical; they can be physical, educational, social, behavioral, or emotional, to name a few of the big ones.
Music Therapists use all kinds of music, it depends on the goals, the therapist, and the client preference. Music is selected based on what will best help the client.
All sorts of people can benefit from music therapy. From little bitty babies all the way through the end of life.
All of these things can be talked about further. I am curious to know what your questions are. There is so much to be said but I need your help to get the conversation going!
Music and health,