Music Therapy vs
Music therapy is the use of music to attain non-musical goals. Music is the medium or the tool used to facilitate a change.
Music education is used to learn to play an instrument or to learn to sing.
Though music is a common denominator, music therapy falls under a "health" or "therapeutic" bracket and music education is under an "education" heading. When a music therapist works in a special education program, the purpose of MT is to acheive educational goals, but not to teach the child a musical skill.
The goal of adapted music lessons is to teach disabled individuals to play an instrument. A music therapist is a great option to teach adapted lessons as they have a more complete knowledge of a variety of diagnoses. A music therapist will adapt the lesson plan to meet the specific needs of the student and work within his/her ability level.
Emily has been an approved provider through
the Nebraska Department of Education since 2013!