Music Therapy Services
What is Music Therapy?
“Music Therapy is the clinical & 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. Music therapy interventions can address a variety of healthcare & educational goals…”
– American Music Therapy Association
All Altitunes services are provided by music therapists meeting all education and training standards for clinical practice in music therapy, certification by the Certified Board for Music Therapists, Inc., and professional membership in the American Music Therapy Association.
To learn more or to begin music therapy for yourself or music therapy for kids, contact us today.
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How do I get started with music therapy?
Fill out our contact form and we will be in touch! Here is an overview of the music therapy process:
- Set up an initial assessment: the board certified music therapist (MT-BC) will interview the parent/caregiver, create a session of music activities designed to assess the client’s strengths and areas of need. At the end of the session the MT-BC will create a written assessment based on the information gathered and create goals for the client to work on in future sessions.
- Schedule Regular Sessions: Regular sessions will be scheduled to work on improving the goal areas identified in the assessment through music. The MT-BC will keep records, reassess, and modify goals as needed.
What does a music therapy session look like?
This can be very different for each client as every individual has different strengths and areas of need. However, all music therapy sessions will consist of music based experiences that are engaging, and enjoyable for the client.
Can you work with other members of my care team?
Absolutely! With your permission, we would love to be a member of your team. We often collaborate with speech language pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and any other member of the client’s team that they feel would be helpful.
How is music therapy different than music lessons?
While the goal of a music lesson is to learn to play an instrument or become a better musician, in music therapy, the goals of the sessions are not musical goals. Music is used as a tool to facilitate a functional non-musical goal like improving speech or motor control.