About 

 

What is Music Therapy?

OUR MISSION

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.

 

MUSIC

THERAPISTS

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Meaning

Why is Music Therapy

MEANINGFUL?

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

Job Outlook

Individuals licensed to use music therapy techniques and lessons to improve the quality of life of patients

 

MUSIC THERAPISTS

Advice

Our Interviewees

INTERESTED IN MUSIC THERAPY?

Music Class

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
 
 
 

HISTORY

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

 

References

Works Cited

American Music Therapy Association, (n.d.). History of Music Therapy.

https://www.musictherapy.org/about/history/ 

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 19 October 2020

www.bls.gov/oes/.

Careers in Psychology, (n.d.). Employment Outlook and Career Guidance for Musical

Therapists.https://careersinpsychology.org/employment-outlook-guidance-musical-therapists/

 

National Center for O*NET Development. State Map for Music Therapists. My Next Move. Retrieved October 19, 2020,

from https://www.mynextmove.org/profile/state/29-1125.02?from=profile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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