We recognize this is a specialized service, and you may have questions! Here are a few of our FAQs, always feel free to contact us with further questions.
What is music therapy?
Music therapy is an established clinical and creative therapy with similar goals and ordinances of other fields like art therapy, occupational therapy, or physical therapy. But at its core is music—music as art, music as science, and music as “magic.” In music therapy, music is what makes the change or produces a desired outcome. Music therapists go through extensive training to gain the skills to use music to “promote wellness, manage stress, alleviate pain, express feelings, enhance memory, improve communication, or promote physical rehabilitation." (AMTA 2018)
For more information, please explore the American Music Therapy Association’s website.
What does this look like?
We are committed to crafting an experience unique and appropriate to the need of each client or group. We focus on building musical relationships through active instrument playing, guided music listening, singing, and more. Check out our blog or portfolio for more examples and client stories!
Who is eligible?
For individual services, any person nearing the end of life or living with mid-late stage dementia or other chronic illness is eligible for an assessment. Following an assessment, the music therapist will determine whether the individual is an appropriate candidate for individual music therapy.
For community partnerships, any organization that is committed to providing quality and holistic care for their clients or staff is eligible for an initial meeting.
What does MT-BC mean?
MT-BC stands for board-certified music therapist. To become an MT-BC an individual must earn a degree in music therapy, become proficient in a variety of instruments and musical styles, complete 1,200 hours of clinical training, and pass the board certification test put together by the Certification Board of Music Therapists. In addition, board-certified music therapists must maintain their certification through continuing education.