Music therapy interventions
There are a range of music therapy techniques and interventions that are used during music therapy sessions.
There are planned components but there are also activities that can be used in the moment dependent upon reaction, feelings and willingness of the participant(s).
Some of the major techniques that can be used are below:
The use of prepared songs to achieve goals and objectives
Receptive music (music and imagery) / stress relief techniques (progressive muscle relaxation)
Through listening to music and using musical imagery clients are able to focus on their bodies and relax in order to feel more comfortable and in control.
Participants have an active or passive role and make choices about instruments, sounds and silences
Song writing/lyric analysis
A form of self-expression for communicating with the world and the examination of meaningful music to explore personal connection.
Drumming and rhythm
Brings clients together with a common purpose using beat
Movement to music
Encouraging physical exercise, dance, and an understanding of their body awareness
Increase individual confidence within a safe environment whilst strengthening vocal chords and increasing respiratory capacity
Music Therapy Sessions
Music therapy sessions are offered after school hours or on the weekends. Sessions can be individual or within a group setting. Sessions vary in length from 30 minutes to 1 hour. An initial assessment is recommended and lasts approximately 45 minutes.
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Music therapy has the ability to improve the lives of people.
Discover music as therapy
Music therapy is a professional discipline that utilises planned and controlled music to achieve therapeutic goals and aims. Music therapy is the functional use of musical interaction to enhance and develop socialisation, communication, selfexpression, and sensory-motor skills.
Sarah Fisher Dobbin
Sarah has been working in music education with students with a range of needs. This includes working in schools that cater for students with behaviour issues and emotional issues, schools for students with moderate to severe intellectual and physical disabilities and in mainstream settings.
Music therapy goals
There are a range of music therapy techniques and interventions that are used during music therapy sessions. There are planned components but there are also activities that can be used in the moment dependent upon reaction, feelings and willingness of the participant(s).
Music Therapy has been wonderful for April. She is singing with more confidence and with more articulation, making her speech clearer and easier to understand. She is enjoying all aspects of her sessions, becoming increasingly less anxious. She particularly enjoys using the microphone.
Lyn – Mother