What is Music Therapy?
Music Therapy is a clinical and evidence based health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals (AMTA, musictherapy.org).
Our music therapist uses music as a way to connect with our patients and families during hospital admissions, positively impacting the body’s ability to heal. Patients may actively participate in Music Therapy sessions through instrumental play, singing, movement to music, or songwriting. They may also receive services passively through listening and relaxation.
No prior musical experience or ability is necessary to benefit from Music Therapy services. Research shows that Music Therapy is effective in addressing needs including:
- Pain and Nausea
- Anxiety and Stress
- Restlessness or Insomnia
- Energy and Physical Movement
- Mood and Depression
- Emotional Support and Expression
- Speech and Communication
- Grief and Loss
- Developmental Needs
- Coping Skills
- Sensory and Cognitive Stimulation
Contact Music Therapy:
Emily Herzog, MT-BC
For More Information on Music Therapy please visit musictherapy.org
*Special thanks to Pascals Pals and Mizzou Dance Marathon for making this program a possibility.