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What is music therapy?

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.

Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides the indicated treatment including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context, clients’ abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives. Read more…

American Music Therapy Association

About the Great Lakes Region

GLR’s Mission – To advance and support the mission of AMTA (advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increase access to quality music therapy services in a rapidly changing world) on the regional level and to serve GLR-AMTA members.

GLR’s Vision – By 2018 we will be the resource for members in our region for information that meets their needs.

The states in the GLR include Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.