What is Music Therapy
MUSIC + THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP = MUSIC THERAPY
* Clients are actively involved in the music process.
* No training, skill or knowledge is required.
* It is up to the therapist to design tasks to target your session goal and provide you with a successful musical experience.
SINGING AND VOCALIZATION
You can participate in singing activities even if you chose not to sing!
THE USE OF INSTRUMENTS
Instruments used range from drums, to piano and guitar, to various persussion instruments from around the world, to classical instruments such as a trombone or a flute.
Movement can include song signing, clapping patterns, or simply swaying to the music.
Active listening requires some sort of obvious response, from counting how many times the word "rainbow" is sung, to breathing in tempo with the music.
This includes everything from listening to a song's lyrics and writing new ones, to writing a melody, to improviation with instruments, to using our body to make a rainstorm, to creating music with kitchen utensils.