What is music therapy?

Music therapy is based on the belief that, in some way, everyone can respond to music.  Music therapists use music, either improvised or pre-composed, in a specific way to encourage interaction and communication.  Readily accessible instruments such as percussion are available for people to play in the sessions.

Why music therapy?

Music therapy can provide new insights into the way someone functions and the way they relate to other people.  Essential to the process of Music Therapy is the building of therapeutic relationships within safe professional boundaries.  Over time, through the music therapy process, the music therapist works to help the person to develop and to fulfill their potential.

Who is it for?

People of all ages and abilities can benefit from Music Therapy.  We have worked with clients from pre school age to over 70.  The reasons for referral include; communication difficulties, emotional and behavioural issues, learning difficulties, neurological conditions such as Parkinsons, improvements to mental health and well-being.

Is there any evidence that music therapy works?

Research studies have reported positive results

Useful links

British Association for Music Therapy: www.bamt.org

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