Therapeutic Uses of Music
- Music stimulates and utilizes many parts of the brain - it
captivates and maintains attention.
- Music is an effective motivator.
- Music provides a safe, structured setting for verbal and non-verbal communication.
- Music uses sounds and silences to structure time in an
- Music provides both structure and freedom through the use of
form and improvisation.
- Music provides a meaningful, enjoyable context for repetition.
- Music activities encourage social interactions.
- Music is an effective memory aid.
- Music supports and encourages movement.
- Music taps into memories and emotions.
- Music provides nonverbal, immediate feedback.
- Music activities are easily adapted to each person's abilities.
- Music interventions can be designed to be success-oriented.
- Music uses concrete concepts that are easily demonstrated and
understood - fast & slow, up & down, loud & soft, long &
- Music activities utilize many senses at the same time to enhance
the learning experience - hearing, seeing and feeling