Music Therapist

Music therapists use musical instruments and vocal improvisation to treat clients with physical disabilities or mental illnesses. Continue reading to learn about educational programs and career opportunities in this field.

Inside Music Therapy

Practitioners in this field blend the art of music with a scientific approach to therapy and rehabilitation. Music therapists use various aspects of music creation and performance to treat clients with a broad range of physical disabilities, psychiatric disorders and other impairments.

Education Information

Students interested in becoming music therapists can pursue a bachelor's degree in music therapy. Bachelor's programs combine the intensive study of behavioral sciences with the study of music history and performance. The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) has approved bachelor's programs in music therapy at over 70 colleges and universities.

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