What is Music Therapy?

MUSIC THERAPY is a research-based, self-regulating allied health profession supporting people of all ages with a range of needs. This includes populations such as those with special needs, enduring hardship, or living with chronic health conditions, as well as anyone simply wishing to improve their general health and wellbeing. Music therapy is flexible and can happen in a range of contexts and settings such as individual, group or family therapy, in schools, hospitals or at home. Achieving health through music should be fun and tailored to individual needs and goals. Some of the music therapy techniques used to help work towards goals are: music & movement, music listening, music quizzes, instrument play, lyric analysis, songwriting and improvisation.

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