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Services: The Music Therapy Process

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Step 3: Music Therapy Interventions


  • 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 those which direct and facilitate specific movements, and many more. The music 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, if necessary, will make adjustments to the treatment plan.

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: the client may choose to set new, more challenging goals for great progress; the client may wish to use new-found strengths to address other concerns; or the client may wish to discontinue music therapy services.

Step 1: Assessment


  • Baseline functionality
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


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

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 the sessions are transferable to the real world.

achieving goals of the mind, body and soul

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