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 in this context can become an essential means of communication, personal expression and fulfillment in relationship with another person.
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 licensure for advanced practice.