How can music therapy help adults with medical needs?

Music therapy can :

Increase meaningful social connections - prevent isolation & boredom 

Provide opportunities for efficient treatment - decrease length of stay

Facilitate gross & fine motor movements - reduce rigidity & muscle stiffness

Stimulate several areas of brain functioning - prevent cognitive decline

Support healthy emotional expression - reduce anxiety & fear

Facilitate relaxation - decrease pain perception

Empower & increase self-esteem - eliminate "loss of control" or "loss of self"

Promote natural healing, wellness, & growth - decrease use of expensive pharmacological drugs



What could music therapy services look like at your facility?

Music therapy services could look like:

  • Individual sessions held as needed

  • Weekly Wellness Groups: ukulele lessons, drum circles, or song sharing

  • Songwriting workshops

  • Movement & music sessions or groups

  • Jam Band groups held weekly, or as series


How can marigold benefit your medical facility?

Marigold can help your facility : 

Rank above competitors 

by advertising your facility's effective & successful music therapy services 

Decrease massive spending

on pharmacological drugs & costly pain medications

Create an enviable work-environment

by promoting morale & increasing employee retention rates

Provide exceptional care  

by providing evidence-based, humanistic, strength-focused music therapy

Leave a lasting, meaningful impact

on the individuals, families, and communities that you serve


Why use a Board-Certified Music Therapist?

rather than a volunteer musician?

Board-Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC's) have specialized training in working within medical care.

- MT-BC's utilize music to achieve non-musical goals, like steadying respiratory rate, decreasing pain perception, or increasing adduction/ abduction movements.

- MT-BC's are trained on how to safely process difficult emotions, like anxiety & depression, that can be induced during long hospital stays or serious procedures.

- MT-BC's understand the many medical processes & diagnoses, and engage in continuing education to always be learning more.  MT-BC's design their music interventions on evidence-based research to address individualized needs.


Board-Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC's) design their sessions on evidence-based research.

- MT-BC's actively engage participants in clinical music interventions, rather than provide a performance or a "sing-a-long."

- MT-BC's utilize person-preferred music rather than playing music that they personally enjoy, or music that they assume participants will like.

- MT-BC's are required to engage in continuing education to keep their practice current, ethical, and as effective as possible.  


Board-Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC's) can strengthen your existing programs.

- MT-BC's can provide inservices to educate staff on how to best utilize music for day-to-day experiences.

- MT-BC's can help train volunteer musicians on some basic therapeutic music techniques to enhance their volunteering.

- MT-BC's can make clinical decisions regarding wh0 could benefit from a volunteer, versus who would more greatly benefit from music therapy. 


Have more questions about the role of a Board Certified Music Therapist?

Visit : https://www.musictherapy.org/about/therapists/