By now, most people have at least heard of music therapy. But for many, the question still remains: what do music therapists do? I’ve been a Music Therapist for over 10 years now, and every time I tell someone I’m a Music Therapist, they inevitably ask the same question: “so what is music therapy?” I answer..
So you’re interested in a music therapy program for your organization. What will it cost? If you’re a business looking to contract with a music therapist, there are a few things to consider that will influence the overall cost. Because each organization has unique needs, circumstances, and location, there is no static rate. But we can..
If you are looking to set up a music therapy contract for your school, hospital, treatment center, practice, or company, here’s what to expect when setting up your program. The process to starting a successful music therapy program looks similar for almost all businesses. It will follow 6 easy steps, and once we’ve set it all up you’ll likely..
Does your child struggle to get words out? Do they know what they want to say but can’t form the words? Perhaps this will help. Kids develop speech in a fairly predictable manner, with certain milestones being considered “typical” at certain ages. For example, most babies at 7-9 months may produce more varied sounds such..
For kids who have a hard time hearing and responding when you give them directions, adding a little music or rhythm can help increase the likelihood that they will hear and understand. It’s important to think of the process of kids “following directions” as involving at least two components. The child hears and understands the..
Want to create more music at home with your child? Here are our Top 5 favorite instruments for quick at-home play, most of which are $8 or less! Often times people wonder, “what can I do to incorporate music at home?”. Although music therapy is usually only once a week, incorporating music throughout your week..
We are doing all we can to advocate for and educate about music therapy here in Utah. Most recently we participated in a local radio segment on KRCL 90.9 FM! I recently had the privilege of participating in a radio broadcast about music therapy on a local Salt Lake City station–90.9 KRCL. It was a..
In a recent survey of 25 businesses providing music therapy in Utah, 95% responded that their music therapy program increases patient and customer satisfaction. 95%. That’s a pretty solid response for a survey of such a wide variety of providers. These survey respondents serve a wide variety of clients including those with brain injury, children with medical needs,..
Music Therapy is not only an innovative and high quality service, but is also cost effective. In this day and age, the first item a business considers with a new program is the $ amount. Will it fit into the budget? Where will the funds come from to pay for this program? For many companies, including those..
I get a lot of emails from prospective music therapy majors, students researching music therapy, and from people who just want to find out more about the profession. So many that I’ve decided to compile the most common questions into one post. Please feel free to respond/comment with any additional questions you may have and..