How Music Therapists Use Music

9/24/13 1:44 PM / by Allison posted in music therapists, music therapy, adaptive lessons, Miscellaneous, music therapy alpharetta, music therapy atlanta, music therapy johns creek


Pre-k music therapyAs a music therapist, I am frequently asked “What is music therapy?” A simple explanation I have learned is: music therapy is the process of using music to achieve non-musical goals. Non-musical goals are based on the needs of the client. For example, if I have a client with Autism who has difficulty communicating his feelings, one of my non-musical goals could involve increasing emotional expression. Now you might be wondering, “How can you use music to help increase emotional expression?” And that is a great question! Instead of explaining how to specifically increase emotional expression, though, I will explain how we help achieve non-musical goals, in general. There are 4 different musical experiences that music therapists can use to help their clients achieve their goals.

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