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What is music therapy?

"Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program."

-American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)

Who are music therapists?

Music therapists complete a bachelor’s degree or higher from an AMTA approved college or university program, including a 6 month internship. Music therapists must hold the MT-BC credential, issued through the Certification Board for Music Therapists, which protects the public by ensuring competent practice and requiring continuing education.

Is there research to support music therapy?

YES!! "AMTA promotes a vast amount of research exploring the benefits of music therapy through publication of the Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives and other publications. A substantial body of literature exists to support the effectiveness of music therapy. (more:"

-American Music Therapy Assocaition


Find out more about music therapy here:

American Music Therapy Association:


Certification Board for Music Therapists:


Music Therapy in Schools

Information Sheet

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