What is Music Therapy?
Music therapy is an allied health profession practised throughout Australia and in more than 40 countries around the world. It is the planned and creative use of music to attain and maintain health and well being. People of any age or ability may benefit from a music therapy programme regardless of musical skill or background.
Australian Registered Music Therapists (RMTs) use music to improve client's health and wellbeing across various domains including cognitive functioning, motor skills, emotional wellbeing, behaviour and social skills and quality of life.
For more information of music therapy and to find a Registered Music Therapist see: Australian Music Therapy Association www.austmta.org.au
Other music therapy related links:
Music Therapy New Zealand: http://www.musictherapy.org.nz/
American Music Therapy Association:http://www.musictherapy.org/