About Music Therapy

Music is a profound and innately human art. When offered with sensitivity and creative flexibility by a trained music therapist, music can become a vital means of self-expression, social interaction, and joyful engagement for individuals in therapy. 

Inspired by the advanced practice of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, my approach emphasizes live, interactive music making to engage with all aspects of a person—emotional, communicative, social, physical, cognitive and spiritual.

Music Therapy Professional Education and Training

Music Therapists are educated on both the undergraduate and graduate levels in programs approved by The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Upon successful completion of academic and clinical training, individuals must pass a certifying exam administered by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) which qualifies therapists to practice nationally. A number of states, including New York, also require state licensure for advanced practice. Music Therapists have many resources for continuing education, particularly through CMTE Courses.

Learn more about music therapy:

'What Can Music Do?' Rethinking Autism through Music Therapy

"Music Today?" by Stephen Policoff

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