COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS MUSIC THERAPY?

Music therapy is an evidence-based practice using music interventions to reach individualized goals and objectives within a therapeutic relationship between a client and a board certified professional music therapist. Music therapy can be used to address physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs of a wide range of clientele. Music therapists work with a variety of populations, including, but not limited to individuals with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, any developmental disability, older adults with or without dementia/Alzheimer’s disease, individuals with psychiatric disorders, stroke survivors, or individuals in hospice.

WHAT POPULATIONS CAN BENEFIT FROM MUSIC THERAPY?

Music Therapy can help address a wide range of goals in a wide range of populations, including people with autism and/or other developmental disabilities, dementia and alzheimer's patients, and mental health patients.

HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?

Length of session is dependent on the client's needs, as well as the amount of session hours approved for the client. Usually this is decided with the case manager, as well as the therapist and caretaker.

WHERE DO SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?

Most sessions will take place in the client's home, but sometimes, depending on the session type, they can take place in a facility setting. Flatirons Music Therapy also now offers teletherapy sessions.