What is music therapy?
Music Therapy is an established health care profession that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals of all ages. Music therapy improves the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities or illnesses. Music therapy interventions can be designed to:
- Alleviate pain
- Decrease anxiety
- Increase relaxation
- Enhance memory
- Improve communication
- Express feelings
- Increase quality of life
A board-certified professional music therapist holds a bachelor's degree or higher in music therapy from a college or university program approved by the American Music Therapy Association. The music therapist is credentialed by the Certification Board of Music Therapists.
The following Banner Health facilities offer Music Therapy services:
- Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix
- Banner Children's at Cardon Children's Medical Center
- Banner Desert Medical Center
- Banner Hospice