Music Therapy brings peace, comfort, companionship, and closure for those in end of life. Music Therapists are trained in counseling and using music to support the emotional, spiritual, and physical transitions that come at the end of life.

Memory Care

Memory Care

Even when memories fade, adults with Alzheimer’s or dementia still remember music. It lifts spirits, brightens moods, and aides in reminiscence in the late stages of life. Because it is one thing that “still makes sense”, our clients often feel peace, calm, and comfort in music therapy.

Senior Care

Senior Care

Losing independence is frustrating. It can be challenging to find motivation to engage in activities and find renewed purpose in new stages of life. In music therapy we spark joy, celebrate life, and help clients renew themselves by creating and contributing in meaningful ways

“Music therapy can make the difference between withdrawal and awareness, between isolation and interaction, between chronic pain and comfort — between demoralization and dignity.”

–Barbara Crowe, Past President of the American Music Therapy Association

Why Use Music Therapy in Senior Care for Older Adults?

When you work with a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC), you are not just bringing music to your patients, you are bringing a depth to therapy unmatched by any other approach.

Board Certified Music Therapists must complete a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy, complete 1,200 clinical training hours, and pass the national Board Certification Exam. Board Certified Music Therapists are trained clinicians who have studied how to effectively use music for therapeutic outcomes.

Common Goals

  • Decrease agitation
  • Increase cognitive stimulation
  • Increase social interaction
  • Increase physical activity
  • Increase creative self-expression
  • Increase opportunities of meaningful activity
  • Provide comfort and support
  • Decrease perception of pain
  • Process spiritual & emotional needs

What Happens in Music Therapy

  • Singing
  • Instrument playing and exploration
  • Music listening
  • Movement to music
  • Songwriting/ Song parodies
  • Movement to music
  • Meditation and visualization
  • Singing and deep breathing


  • Individual Music Therapy
  • Morning Sensory Groups
  • Sundowning Groups
  • Music Therapy Groups
  • Bereavement Support

For pricing information please consult our Music Therapy Pricing Guide.