music therapy information

Music Therapy is considered one of the expressive therapies and is focused on the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals.  Music Therapy is most often practiced by a professional and degreed Music Therapist who has completed an approved Music Therapy Program.  Music Therapy is focused on therapeutic goals like improving motor skills, social/interpersonal development, cognitive development, self-awareness, and spiritual enhancement.  The idea of music as a healing modality goes back millennia with early mentions in the writings of the early Greeks. A 17th century writer, Robert Burton, wrote a classic book called The Anatomy of Melancholy, and proposed that music and dance were critical in treating mental illness, especially melancholia. Today, Music Therapy is often used alone or in combination with other treatment modalities.

What is Music Therapy?

Music therapy specialists are a group of professionals who provide specific music experiences in order to enhance health. Music therapy techniques include opportunities to listen and make music based on individualized goals and treatment objectives.

Music Therapy and Medicine

Music has a long history of aiding in the healing and wellness of individuals. Currently, there are many medical popu...

Music Therapy with Older Adults

A large number of music therapists work with individuals living in nursing homes or other geriatric facilities, or ot...

Music Therapy Intervention and Techniques

There are many ways that music can be used to improve health and wellness, and address areas for improvement. Music t...

Music Therapy - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Music therapy is a technique of complementary medicine that uses music prescribed in a skilled manner by trained ther...

Frequently Asked Questions about Music Therapy

Here is a list of common questions regarding Music Therapy. This includes helpful information about music therapy, it...

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music therapy videos

Music Therapy - What is it?
Music Therapy - What is it?

Watch this amazing short video and feel and learn what Music Therapy is. Through words on the screen and pictures - plus the wonderful sound track, Music Therapy can be felt and explained.

Music Therapy for Grief
Music Therapy for Grief

Learn more about the use of music therapy for grief for adults and children. Moving and inspirational video.

Music Therapy and Parkinson's
Music Therapy and Parkinson's

Oliver Sacks discusses the effect of music therapy on Parkinson's disease patients. The story related in the video comes from Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain - Dr. Sack's latest book.

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