The Methodology

The therapist plays specially composed musical sequences on the piano in order to stimulate and motivate the client. By using cymbals and drums, the client's sensory inputs are stimulated and his/her motor skills are activated.

The method is non-verbal, meaning that is is:

The purpose of the use of musical codes is to generate new neural pathways in the brain.

It is based on the individual's:

"One can not use words to condition a person's brain, nor the human being herself." (Hjelm, 2005)

"To put it simply: The body influences the mind – not the other way around." (Hjelm, 2005)



FMT – Functionally Oriented Music Therapy

A Description of
the FMT-Method

The Methodology

Target Groups


A Film about the FMT-method