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Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of a group or individual. It uses a range of activities like listening to melodies, playing an instrument, drumming, writing songs, and guided imagery. Music therapy is suitable for people of all ages, and for people who are either virtuosos or tone deaf, unhealthy or healthy.
Music therapy includes all aspects of the mind, body, brain and behaviour. Music can slow the rhythms of the body; can provide a diversion for the mind and it can improve the mood finally influencing the behaviour. Music therapy can promote relaxation, divert from pain associated with many illnesses, and relieve suffering. It can also support and improve communications and provide support to loved ones.
Music therapy sessions are designed keeping a number of factors in mind, including the clients’ physical health, communication abilities, cognitive skills, emotional well-being, and interests.