Why Music Therapy? *these are also some examples of the areas that I work with, and/or have worked with in the past 25 years
Music is a universal language that everyone can relate to and benefit from. Music is fun, it stimulates all of the senses, and is a wonderful 'non-traditional' approach for all people. We use Music Therapy when the use of "traditional" therapies may be struggling to have the client meet their goals and objectives.
Music Therapy is very Exciting! It uses all parts of the brain; so if there are areas that are not working properly, music will re-route a new pathway in order to work toward the desired outcome. For example: a person who is unable to communicate verbally (talk), we use music to work with the stronger parts of the brain, in order for that person to begin making noises and eventually be able to talk- this is a great example for children with developmental delays. Most clients (parents/guardians of children) will say that when nothing else has worked, once we began Music Therapy, the child started doing things that they have never done before (including physical, communication, and cognitive skills).
A Music Therapist will allow the client to explore millions of options, to meet the appropriate goals and objectives.
Who benefits from Music Therapy?
Music Therapists work with the following populations:
*these are also some examples of the areas that I work with, and/or have worked with in the past 25 years