What is a music therapist?:
A music therapist is someone who uses music in a therapeutic manner in order to help a patient in his/her rehabilitation or recovery.
What does a music therapist do?:
The role of a music therapist is to evaluate the needs of a patient based on the individuals condition whether it be mentally, emotionally, verbally or physically. The music therapist tailors a program that will address the patient's needs, conducts sessions in an individual or group setting, follows-up and evaluates the patient's reaction to the treatment. Treatments may be in the form of listening to music, oral discussions on the music just listened to, music writing, performance, etc.
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Why become a music therapist?:
Music therapists are needed in almost every medical establishment such as hospitals, psychiatric facilities, rehab centers and nursing homes. They are also employed by schools and other educational institutions.
Related Web site:
Visit the AMTA web site for the latest news and career opportunities in music therapy.