Music Therapy is the evidence-based use of music and musical elements, by a credentialed music therapist, to meet cognitive, physical, emotional
and social needs. Though that definition sounds technical, the role of
our Music Therapy program is much more personal. Through the use of
songwriting, lyric discussion, music improvisation, instrument play,
music and imagery and other Music Therapy techniques, music therapists
can improve the quality of life of hospitalized children by providing
opportunities for self-expression, socialization, relaxation and pain
In addition, Music Therapy has been found to reduce nausea, pain and
anxiety during procedures and give emotional support to the children
when they need it most. No musical skills or experience are necessary to
participate, and patients of all ages can benefit.
Learn more about My Healing Harmony, the music therapy program at Arnold Palmer Hospital.