Music therapists use music to help their clients achieve therapeutic goals through the development of the musical and therapeutic relationship. Music therapy involves exploring music and sound. You don’t need to have any previous musical knowlegdge or experience. You don’t need to know how to read music, or be able to play any musical instruments.
A wide range of instruments can be used, including the voice, and the music created is often improvised. Listening to music or using different types of instruments to explore ways of communicating and expressing feelings and emotions. Using music in this way, clients can create their own unique musical language in which to explore and connect with the world and express themselves.