Benefits of Music Therapy

Benefits of music therapy can not only be realised by each client but also by people in the client's life. For example, with reduced aggression the client can communicate with ease and be understood by friends. This means that each client gains different therapeutic benefits specific to his or her own circumstances and needs.


The following are just some examples:

• Increasing communication

• Developing skills such as listening, sharing and turn-taking

• Increasing self confidence

• Having time and space to share difficulties or problems non-verbally

• Promoting independence

• Developing co-ordination and motor control

• Enabling self expression


Possible therapeutic outcomes for a group music therapy setting may be:

Developing an awareness of self and others

Developing healthy ways of interacting with others

Developing ways to work in a team environment