The concept of Music Therapy

During the last few decades, a couple of music therapy-programmes started on university-level in Sweden. This means that it is therefore generally considered that music therapy only can be practised by educated music therapists, i.e. graduates from solid vocational training in music therapy. These programmes include medical training, as well as music psychology and techniques of treatment.

Before calling an activity music therapy, following demands could be claimed:

Music therapy is, consequently, an advanced way of treatment, demanding high qualifications from the therapist. From solid vocational training, the diplomaed music therapist has built the knowledge and competence needed to practice treatment in a responsible and reliable way; a way of treatment built on knowledge and well-tried experience.


Music Therapy

Music as
a therapeutic tool

The concept of
Music Therapy

How music influences

Different directions