Greater Boston Music Therapy
Greater Boston is home to many music therapy centers and programs that serve children, adolescents, adults, and seniors in a range of clinical settings. With an emphasis on health, wellness, and social justice issues, the field of music therapy in Boston continues to develop and evolve.
On this episode of AMTA-Pro, we speak with some of the music therapy professionals who have made an impact in our region. Come along as we discuss their professional journeys, personal and professional inspirations, and the many ways they have made a difference in people’s lives.
When pursuing a career as a music therapist, you need to select an accredited graduate school that provides the education and training necessary for success. Furthermore, make sure your chosen institution is close to clinical facilities so that you can observe how your skills and interests are put to practical use on a regular basis.
When selecting a college, you should look for one with competitive academic entry criteria, strong general education components, opportunities to hone writing skills and connections to an excellent psychology department. Furthermore, consider schools offering master’s or PhD degrees in music therapy as these may provide more career prospects.
Attending a music therapy program offers you an unparalleled chance to study with world-renowned faculty and be involved in student organizations that promote advocacy, research, and education. This exposure will foster critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration – essential traits for those aspiring to a professional career in music therapy.
As a music therapist, you have the unique opportunity to make an impact on those you serve by furthering the profession, improving service quality, and raising public awareness of its benefits. There are plenty of ways you can do this!
To remain successful as a music therapist, you’ll need to stay abreast of research in your field. That’s where Sprouting Melodies(r) curriculum comes in! Developed by AMTA-certified and board-certified music therapists, this curriculum helps develop practical skills necessary for becoming an effective music therapist.
At MedRhythms, you’ll have the unique opportunity to apply your music therapy skills in medical settings. Your duties will include assessing patients’ needs, creating a treatment plan that incorporates music therapy and addresses individual patient/caregiver requirements, as well as implementing ongoing interventions with patients. With us, you won’t just be another number – together we make a real difference in patients’ lives!
A growing number of healthcare systems have integrated music therapy into their programs and research. This podcast examines AMTA’s role in helping ensure those who would most benefit from this therapeutic approach are able to receive it.