Music Therapists

Music Therapists encourage patients to engage in musical interaction to promote emotional wellbeing as well as improve communication skills, self-confidence, independence, and attention skills. Music therapy can be a particularly effective intervention for those clients who cannot speak due to disability, illness, or injury.



Career Casenotes: Music Therapist

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Graphic of a clipboard on background of medical illustrations that reads: Profession: Music Therapist Essential Qualifications: MA degree music therapy and degree in music or sometimes a relevant professional qualification, such as nursing occupational therapy or teaching Frequently works in: Psychotherapy practices, palliative care, dementia care, children's wards, schools Frequently works with: Psychologists, social workers, teachers, learning disability nurses Average working hours: Part time within daytime working hours, possible additional evening work Key skills: Creativity, musicianship, adaptability, resourcefulness, resilience, sensitivity, communication