What Is Music Therapy?
According to the American Music Therapy Association, “Music Therapy is the clinical & 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.
“Music therapy interventions can be designed to address a variety of healthcare & educational goals: Promote Wellness, Manage Stress, Alleviate Pain, Express Feelings, Enhance Memory, Improve Communication, Promote Physical Rehabilitation and more.”
Who Can Benefit from Music Therapy?
Almost anyone can benefit from music therapy, regardless of functioning level. Highly functioning, well individuals have participated in music therapy to relieve stress, and increase well-being; on the other hand, music therapy is used to aid infants, children, and adults who may have very significant physical, psychiatric, or intellectual challenges.