What is Music Therapy?
According to the American Music Therapy Association, Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals.
After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides the indicated treatment including creating, singing, moving to and/or listening to music. Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context clients' abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives.
Music therapy also provides avenues for communication which can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words. Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in many areas such as: overall physical rehabilitation and facilitating movement, increasing people's motivation to become engaged in their treatment, providing emotional support for clients and their families, and providing an outlet for expression of feelings.
Master Musicians' Mission
Since 1997, Founder, Director, and Board Certified Music Therapist Julie Nissa Bloch Bright has been providing Music Therapy services in South Florida's Tri-County area. With the success of her work, Julie has created a successful practice that employs several Board Certified Music Therapists who provide over 100 services every week at Schools, Health Care Centers, Assisted Living Homes, Independent Living, Teen and Adult Substance Abuse Treatment Centers, and privately. Our primary focus is providing superior music therapy interventions which support therapeutic goals and improve the lives of our clients.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: How long are the music therapy sessions?
Answer: Sessions can range from 30 minutes, 45 minutes or 1 hour. Our Music Therapists use an initial assessment to determine the goals and objectives which will guide the length of the sessions. Reassessment evaluations occur quarterly to review progress and allow the therapist to make adjustments to the treatment plan.
Question: What kind of conditions does music therapy treat?
Answer: Our therapists work with Schools, Health Care Centers, Assisted Living Homes, Independent Living, Teen and Adult Substance Abuse Treatment Centers, and with private clients with various conditions. Music Therapy has been shown to help in the treatment of diagnoses such as children and adults on the spectrum, attention deficit disorders and hyper activity, behavioral conditions, substance abuse, parkinson, dementia and others. The initial assessment will help your therapist plan customized treatment plan.
Question: What does a typical music therapy session consist of?
Answer: The way the music therapist uses music depends on the client and their needs. As a whole, music is our catalysis for helping others achieve a higher mental, physical, and emotional state. Sessions can include instrumental play, singing, song writing, movement and games, relaxation and meditation, and a wide range of musical experiences.
Question: How does billing work?
Answer: Clients are billed weekly or monthly and we accept cash, check and direct deposits.
Question: Does Master Musicians take insurance?
Answer: Master Musicians does not accept insurance, however, we do accept third-party reimbursements from organizations such as www.music-movement.org. We are always happy to work with our clients to ensure the billing and payment process is convenient.
Want more information about Master Musicians, Inc. and our Music Therapy services? Contact us today for more information.