Music therapy is the evidence-based use of music to achieve individualized and functional outcomes for the client. Music engages multiple regions of the brain at once. This multimodal/multisensory activation leads to an increase in learning and memory. Music is a dynamic and motivating mechanism that affects the whole person in a non-invasive way.
Who can benefit?
Anyone can find success in music therapy because of the adaptability and versatile nature of music. No previous music experience or innate musical talent is necessary!
Range of motion
Strength and endurance
Attention and reality orientation
Daily functioning skills
Memory and word finding
Mood and motivation
Anxiety and stress management
Self-awareness and self-esteem
Music therapy can make the difference between withdrawal and awareness, between isolation and interaction, between chronic pain and comfort - between demoralization and dignity. -Barbara Crowe (Former AMTA President)