What Is Music Therapy?
Music therapy is an evidence-based allied health service similar to physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology that uses music as the therapeutic tool to address physical, cognitive, social, emotional, psychological, spiritual, and/or behavioral needs. Music therapy is a cost-effective, evidenced-based discipline with a substantial body of literature to support its efficacy.
Who May Benefit From Music Therapy Services?
People with any physical, cognitive, social, emotional, or spiritual need may benefit from music therapy services. Music therapists work with people of all ages from birth to death.
Where Do Music Therapists Work?
Music therapists work with people in medical and psychiatric hospitals, hospice programs, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitative facilities, private homes, outpatient clinics, day care treatment centers, agencies serving people with developmental disabilities, community mental health centers, drug and alcohol programs, correctional facilities, halfway houses, schools, and private practice among other places.