WHAT IS MUSIC THERAPY?

"Music therapy, to me, is music performance without the ego. It’s not about entertainment as much as its about empathizing. If you can use music to slip past the pain and gather insight into the workings of someone else’s mind, you can begin to fix a problem. "

- Jodi Picoult
(Author of Sing You Home)

Music therapy is the clinical use of music in a therapeutic relationship in therapy to facilitate positive change in a person's life.  In sessions, we may talk, listen to songs and talk about them, draw to music, write songs, improvise music together, sing, play instruments, dance, write poetry to music, engage in imagery with music, relax to music, and engage in mindfulness and meditation with music.   Music therapy looks different for each person based on their interests and comfort level