WHAT IS MUSIC THERAPY?
Music Therapy is an established healthcare profession that used music to address physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of individuals of all abilities and ages.
Music Therapy improves the quality of life for persons who are well and meets the needs of children and adults with disabiltiies or illness.
~American Music Therapy Association
Music Therapists work with the following populations:
•Adults and children with developmental disabilities
•Adults with pain managment needs
•Adults and children with behavioral and mental health needs
•Adults and children in physical rehabilitation
•Consultant to educators
•Children with special needs
•Early childhood education
•Elderly adults in long term care facilities and home-based
•Hospice and Pallative care
•Hospital and Medical patients
Music Therapists may work at:
•Public and private schools
•Long-term care facilities
•Early childhood centers
•Agencies that serve persons with developmental disabilities
•Drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities
•Private practice clinics