First Coast Music Therapy

achieving goals of the mind, body & soul

Step 2: Set Goals


 - Goals
 - Objectives
 - Treatment plan

The client and music therapist work together to determine long-term goals. To meet these goals, the music therapist develops an individualized treatment plan with short-term objectives. Goals are non-musical, meaning that skills learned in sessions are transferable to the real world.


Music Therapy Process

Step 1: Assessment


 - Questionnaire
 - Baseline Functionality
 - Strengths
 - Weaknesses

Music therapy services begin with the assessment process. A music therapist will observe the client’s responses to interventions to gain understanding of the client’s baseline functionality, strengths and weaknesses. The assessment may include a questionnaire and/or discussion about specific difficulties or areas of concern.

Designed to achieve results quickly and effectively, this process is tailored to each individual client.

Step 3: Music Therapy Experiences


 - Track progress
 - Make adjustments
 - Achieve goals!


Let the music therapy begin! After the initial assessment and planning, the client and music therapist begin working to achieve the goals. Common interventions may include lyric analysis, guided relaxation, therapeutic singing and instrument playing to facilitate specific movements, and many more. The therapist takes notes and will track the client’s progress along the way. During this time, the music therapist constantly monitors the client’s responses and will make adjustments along the way. 

Step 4: Reassess and/or Discontinue


 - Address existing concerns
 - Address new concerns
 - Discontinue services – “You did it!”

When the client has achieved his or her goals, the client and music therapist will discuss new options such as: 1) setting new, more challenging goals; 2) use new-found strengths to address other concerns; or 3) discontinue music therapy services.