Music Therapy

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what is it?

Music Therapy is 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.  A board-certified music therapist utilizes music and all of its facets-physical, emotional, mental, social, aesthetic, and spiritual-to help clients improve or maintain their health.

Why Music Therapy?

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Music therapy interventions can be designed to:

  • Promote Wellness

  • Manage Stress

  • Alleviate Pain

  • Express Feelings

  • Enhance Memory

  • Reduce Anxiety

  • Improve Communication

  • Improve Learning

  • Build Self-Esteem

  • Support Physical Exercise 

  • Promote Physical Rehabilitation

  • Improve Mood

  • Improve Opportunities for Conflict Transformation

Is it Proven Effective?

Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in a wide variety of healthcare and educational settings.

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For more information on music therapy, please visit the American Music Therapy Association or the Wisconsin Chapter for Music Therapy.

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