What is Music Therapy?

Music therapy is a well-established, researched-based allied health profession in which music is used in a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and spiritual needs of individuals.Common outcomes of music therapy include, but are not limited to: increased attention, decreased self stimulation,improved cognitive functioning, increased socialization, successful and safe self-expression, improved behavior, enhanced auditory processing, decreased agitation, improved receptive/expressive language, enhanced sensorimotor skills, decreased anxiety, improved comprehensive ability For more information about music therapy please visit American Music Therapy Association: www.musictherapy.org

Where to Music Therapists work in Utah?
Music Therapists are employed various facilities such as but not limited to:

  • Primary Children’s Hospital, Salt Lake City
  • Utah Developmental Center, American Fork
  • Utah State University, Logan
  • Center for Change, Orem
  • Global Artways, Salt Lake City
  • Davis Hospital, Bountiful
  • Lakeview Hospital, Bountiful
  • Hartvigsen School, Salt Lake City
  • Neighborhood House, SLC
  • Bear River Mental House, Logan
  • St. Joseph’s Villa, Salt Lake City
  • Logan Regional Hospital, Logan
  • University of Utah Neurological Institute, Salt Lake City
  • Sunshine Terrace, Logan
  • Jordan Valley School, Midvale
  • Utah Boys Ranch,  West Jordan
  • The Christmas Box, SLC