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, 2017).

Music Therapy Services include:

  • Active music engagement
  • Developmental stimulation through music
  • Movement to music
  • Music videos and audio recordings
  • Patient- or infant-directed singing
  • Songwriting
  • Therapeutic music instruction

These interventions can facilitate the following therapeutic outcomes:

  • Decreased stress and anxiety
  • Decreased pain perception
  • Improved self concept and confidence
  • Legacy building and memory making
  • Opportunity for developmental/academic advancement
  • Parent and caregiver psychosocial support
  • Positive and normalized social experience