This article talks about the career profile of the Music Therapist.
Music can have healing qualities. Results have suggested that the rhythms of music can have some calming effects on people. A Music Therapist helps disabled people through the medium of music. This may include teaching them how to make music and encouraging them to listen to it.
To be a music therapist one must firstly be musically-inclined. He or she should be a musician and/or have completed course/s in music. This kind of therapist often have to work with people from other disciplines such as physicians, nurses and doctors.
Because a music therapist is working with handicapped persons, he or she must possess great patience and compassion.
Employment opportunities for music therapists include places such as health care facilities, hospitals, prisons, schools and nursing homes.
Places of interest to persons interested in this profession include:
1. American Music Therapy Association
2. British Society for Music Therapy