Music has so many benefits for our brain, our bodies and our connection with others. Music and music therapy support our natural responses and in turn how we interact with others and the world around us. We saw heaps of this on our holiday group programs for kids and adults.
The difference in music therapy versus educational approaches is how the constructs of music are used to social and emotional responses. We always start with the person's natural preferences and build from there. The rhythm, tempo, cadences, timbre, dynamics and of course repetition, are all used by a music therapist to support transitions and responses. And the musical aspects used to support the non-musical goals decided upon by participants makes the learning fun!
Check out our what is music therapy? page to read more about how music therapy works and see some music therapy from our practice in action.