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The Art
  • Music is social and helps create meaningful connections between people. 
  • Music is playful, engaging, and fun.
  • Music taps into our creative nature.
  • Music is easy to adapt and change in order to meet clients where they are.
  • Music therapy is highly personalized and develops over time as a relationship between a therapist, music, and client.
  • Music therapy honors and recognizes are whole range of needs, including the physical, cognitive, emotional, social and spiritual. 
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The Science

  • Imaging studies show that music spurs activity and fosters connections across brain regions involved in reward, emotion, sensation, movement, cognition, and language. 
  • Music changes our emotional state by altering neurochemicals like dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin.
  • Music cues rhythmic movements and help address issues with motor timing, coordination, and initiation.
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Music Therapy Across the Lifespan infographic
Music and Pain infographic
Hospice music therapy infographic