What Happens In Music Therapy?

In the music therapy process, the therapeutic relationship allows the therapist to create individualized programs for each person, individually or in a group. The therapist will assess, implement a treatment plan, and provide on-going evaluation. Music therapy can help to improve:

Cognitive Skills

Social Skills

Physical goals

Emotions awareness and expression

Coping with mental health issues

Quality of life

Some Examples of Music Therapy Techniques Are:

Singing and vocalizations

Educational/instructional songs

Playing instruments, in a group or individually

Movement and music

Music relaxation

Socializing through music activities with others, in turn-taking and in group playing

Song writing and lyric analysis

Music discussion/processing