What is Music Therapy?
The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) defines music therapy as 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.
Scope of Practice
Music therapy services are rendered by credentialed Music Therapists, clinicians who are professional members of the American Music Therapy Association Inc. (AMTA). Although music therapy services exist in diversified settings, there is a core of common procedures and considerations stated formally as standards of general practice for all Music Therapists.
Consider services for individuals with:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Traumatic Brain Injury
(Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia)
Acquired Brain Injury:
(Stroke, Seizures, Tumors, Infection, Hypoxia)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Speech & Language Delays
OCD & Anxiety
Pervasive Developmental Disorder
Psychological Stress & Illness
Post-Concussive Syndrome (PCS)
Why choose Music Therapy?
Music therapy is a non-invasive, fun and motivating therapeutic medium aimed at enhancing overall function, mental health and well-being. Our job is to know how the various elements of music function and impact humans on a neurobiological level, and what behavioral changes to look for. This allows us to use music to address various goals. Music therapy can even compliment other therapies by reinforcing those skills being practiced.
Code of Ethics
The members of the American Music Therapy Association, Inc., hereby recognize and publicly accept the proposition that the fundamental purposes of the profession are the progressive development of the use of music to accomplish therapeutic aims and the advancement of training, education, and research in music therapy.