“Music therapy is the planned use of music to assist the healing and personal growth of people with identified emotional, intellectual, physical or social needs”
What is Music Therapy?
Music therapy is the professional use of music and its elements as an intervention in medical, educational, and everyday environments.
With individuals, groups, families, or communities who seek to optimize their quality of life and improve their physical, social, communicative, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual health and well-being.
Put simply, music therapy is the use of music to reach non-musical goals. Below is a great video about music therapy:
What do Music Therapist's do?
Music therapists assess the emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities and cognitive skills through musical responses.
They design music sessions for individuals and groups based on clients needs using some of the below musical techniques:
Music therapist's also participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning and ongoing evaluation and follow up.
Music Therapy Training
Registered Music Therapists (NZRMTh) are people who:
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