10 Therapeutic Characteristics of Music

10 Therapeutic Characteristics of Music

1)      Music captivates and maintains attention – it stimulates & utilizes many parts of the brain

2)      Music is easily adapted to, and can be reflective of, a person’s abilities

3)      Music structures time in a way that we can’t understand (“that’s the last verse – my exercise session is almost over!”) 

4)      Music provides a meaningful, enjoyable context for repetition

5)      Music provides a social context – it sets up a safe, structured setting for verbal and nonverbal communication

6)      Music is and effective memory aid

7)      Music supports and encourages movement

8)      Music taps into memories and emotions

9)      Music – and the related silence – provide nonverbal, immediate feedback

10)  Music is success oriented – people of all ability levels can participate. 

This was a list given to me during my training as a music therapist. If you want to know more about Board Certified Music Therapy or to schedule a private consultation, contact carrie@inharmonymusicmidtn.com