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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

DOES ONE NEED MUSICAL EXPERIENCE TO PARTICIPATE?

No.  As music stimulates the entire brain, almost everyone responds to music in some way.  It is not necessary to read music, play an instrument, or have any formal musical training to participate and benefit from music therapy.

WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU USE?

Sessions are tailored to the participants' needs and preferences.  A Music Therapist will use live, client-preferred music to encourage the most response and create meaningful sessions.

HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION LAST?

Individual sessions are weekly for 30 or 45 minutes each.  Group sessions are 45 to 60 minutes each and can be weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly, depending on the needs and schedule of the organizations or communities being served.

CAN ANYBODY WHO SINGS OR PLAYS AN INSTRUMENT PROVIDE MUSIC THERAPY?

No.  Only a board certified Music Therapist can provide music therapy.  Music therapy is a clinical specialty that requires formal training in music, medicine, psychology, assessment, and the therapeutic application of music to reach a desired outcome.