What is Music Therapy?
Our goal is educate others on what exactly music therapy is and how to prepare for this career. We want people, especially those interested in the field, to leave with a better understanding of the impact a music therapist can have on a patient’s healthcare journey and what to expect as they pursue this path.
Music therapy is the use of music lessons and activities that help to improve a patient’s quality of life. A music therapist is licensed to use music therapy techniques and lessons to facilitate habilitative and rehabilitative therapy. They can work in a variety of settings, such as schools, hospice, in-patient facilities, and outpatient facilities, among many others.
Why is Music Therapy
It offers therapy & healing for a wide range of patients through music.
It empowers patients while they may be experiencing an unfortunate situation
It helps patients to cope with emotions & relive good memories
Individuals licensed to use music therapy techniques and lessons to improve the quality of life of patients
INTERESTED IN MUSIC THERAPY?
How to get started
Advice and tips from local music therapists in the Austin-Metropolitan area for prospective students
Pediatric Music Therapists - Whitney Hewitt & Nicolle Valerioti of Dell Medical
Speech & Language Music Therapist -
Bri Rocha of Austin Speech Labs
The history of music therapists can be dated back to the early 1800s. In modern times, the American Music Therapy Associate is the singe organization that sets precendent for music therapy in the United States
American Music Therapy Association, (n.d.). History of Music Therapy.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 19 October 2020
Careers in Psychology, (n.d.). Employment Outlook and Career Guidance for Musical
National Center for O*NET Development. State Map for Music Therapists. My Next Move. Retrieved October 19, 2020,
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