Music Therapy in Hospitals

“Music therapy utilized in a medical setting complies with the expectations and requirements inherent in the medical model of treatment. Professionally trained music therapists design and utilize individualized music experiences to assess, treat, and evaluate patients. Music therapy patient objectives are specific and relevant to medical diagnosis, course of treatment, and discharge timeline. Benefits are described in medical, and not musical, terms.”American Music Therapy Association

Common goals addressed during Medical Music Therapy services:

  • Reduce pain
  • Reduce medication levels
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Reduce stress
  • Reality orientation, increase awareness
  • Increase communication
  • Stimulus deprivation
  • Quality of life

Music therapy services are effective for patients in the following hospital settings:

  • NICU
  • Pediatrics and the PICU
  • Diabetes
  • Oncology
  • Heart and Vascular
  • Labor and delivery
  • Cardiovascular Lab
  • Radiology
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Orthopedic-Neurology
  • Rehabilitation Center
  • Neurologic Intensive Care Unit
  • Adult Behavioral Heath
  • Senior Mental Health
  • Hospice
Metro Music Therapy is ready to work with your hospital – just contact us to find out how to get started!