Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program (American Music Therapy Association, 2019).

Music therapy helps clients achieve specific goals, including:

  • social skills
  • speech and language
  • motor skills/physical functioning
  • emotional expression and well-being
  • self-esteem
  • cognitive skills and memory
  • pain and stress management

Learn more about music therapy for specific populations: