Our team's desire is to establish focused strategies specific to your loved one’s needs to help amplify his or her life through music therapy.
- Early Intervention Ages 0 - 3
- Pediatrics Ages 0 - 12
- Teens Ages 10 - 18
- Adults Ages 18 - 55
- Geriatrics Ages 55 +
- Hospice care In home and facility hospice care
What do music therapists do?
Music therapists assess emotional well being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities, and cognitive skills through musical responses. They design music sessions for individuals and groups based on client needs using music improvisation, receptive music listening, song writing, lyric discussion, music and imagery, music performance, and learning through music. They participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning, ongoing evaluation, and follow up treatment for numerous medical conditions.
Who is qualified to practice music therapy?
Persons who complete one of the approved college music therapy curricula (including an internship) are then eligible to sit for the national examination offered by the Certification Board for Music Therapists. Music therapists who successfully complete the independently administered examination hold the music therapist-board certified credential (MT-BC).
IS THERE RESEARCH TO SUPPORT MUSIC THERAPY?
AMTA promotes a vast amount of research exploring the benefits of music as therapy through publication of the Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives and other sources. A substantial body of literature exists to support the effectiveness of music therapy.