Techniques Used in Music Therapy

Music therapy uses interactive therapeutic interventions to address specific needs of each client. These activities, along with the therapist-client relationship, help the client reach the goals established in the treatment plan.

Common music therapy interventions include:

  • Active music making
  • Instrument exploration
  • Drumming
  • Musical performance
  • Music-based discussion
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Life review/reminiscence
  • Songwriting
  • Movement to music
  • Singing