As a music therapist, you will use a variety of musical instruments and styles, helping clients through emotional or mental problems, life limiting conditions or physical illness. Music therapists can work with individuals or groups of people, depending on the needs of the client.
Music therapists often work with other healthcare practitioners and support staff on therapeutic programmes as part of a multi disciplinary team.
Some of the typical tasks of a music therapist include:
- helping clients to develop insights into personal and social issues
- enabling clients to communicate and interact with others in different ways
- help clients to become aware of their emotions and feelings
- providing opportunities for clients to learn new skills or new ways of thinking and behaving
- writing reports to record sessions and document client progress