Music Therapy is the use of music as directed by the music therapist, in a therapeutic environment, to bring about desirable changes in a person’s life. It does not claim to cure or to prolong life in the medical sense, but rather seeks to develop the potential of the individual and to improve the quality of human life.
Music Therapy has the ability to address the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive needs of an individual. It is effective in helping people reach their personal goals and its signature is utilizing music to do so. Since music has the ability to reach a variety of individuals, music therapy is able to connect to the emotional self in unique ways, making the healing process welcoming and significant.
Music Therapy is a unique, non-invasive treatment modality, which can benefit clients, and their family and friends. Music therapists work with all age groups in many different settings such as: hospitals, treatment centers, hospices, homes, schools, and residential facilities.