Music is transforming Life.
"There is something in us that is open to music that needs music and fulfills by music so it is
more than entertainment and even culture enrichment." – Dr. Clive Robbins the co-founder
of Nordoff-Robbins Music therapy Foundation
What is music therapy?
Music therapy as an established healthcare profession that uses music to address physical,
emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals of all ages. Music therapy improves the
quality of life for persons who are well and meets the needs of all age with disabilities or
Music is used as a tool for facilitating people expression. People will express feelings through music and receive other emotion through music. Clients will
express themselves in the safe space. They play music, sing music and music makes them relax. Moreover, music helps people bound together. Therefore
music brings a positive feels for people who do music. Singing is an activity that exercises your brain.
Music activities in music therapy are different from ordinary listening, playing, and singing music. Music therapist use music and musical activities to facilities
therapeutic process and achieve the client's goals. All of the music activities and treatments will be given by music therapist. The therapeutic music activities
are classified in 2 activities; receptive music and active music. All activities will be given base on client's goals.
What does music therapist do?
Music therapist is trained to respond spontaneously to each clients' emotions and
communications as well as design music interventions for individuals and groups based on
client needs and follow up progress.
Our mission statement as music therapist is be client centered, improve and enhance our
clients quality of life, offer unconditional positive regard, as well as facilitate expression,
creativity, and choice making in a variety of ways. To enhance clients self esteem, and to
provide of positive experiences in music, and positive social experiences with peers in
Benefit of music therapy
Music therapy interventions can be designed
• Stress management
• Pain alleviation
• Feeling expression
• Memory enhancement
• Communication improvement
• Physical rehabilitation
• Social skills
• Leisure Skills
The Sample of music therapy interventions
• Active music making
• Instrument playing
• Life review/reminiscence
• Lyric analysis
• Melodic Intonation Therapy
• Movement to music
• Music and imagery
Who can benefit from music therapy?
• Adults with developmental disabilities
(including mental retardation)
Who are experiencing:
• Low self-esteem
• Inappropriate behavior
• Communication deficit
• Cognitive deficit
• Short attention span
• Dementia (memory lost)