Unlocking the beauty and power of music therapy one story at a time
 
Music can bring ability where there has been disability and freedom where people have been locked in, and music just brings a delight to everyone.
— Oliver Sacks
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WHAT IS MUSIC THERAPY?

 

Welcome to MT Tales. Here you’ll find videos, articles and links that answer questions we music therapists often hear: What is music therapy? Why would a patient try music therapy as a treatment? Why would a doctor prescribe music therapy? You’ll also find answers to important questions specific to you and others:

  • How can music therapy help my young child with autism? 
  • How can music therapy support quality-of-life for my family member with Alzheimer’s?
  • How did Congresswoman Gabby Giffords get better with music therapy after her gunshot injury?

Our videos of music therapists telling their stories are organized by diagnosis or disorder to help everyone explore the beauty and power of music therapy. You can answer the questions above and so many more with just a click!

As music therapists, we owe much to the keen mind and eloquent pen of Oliver Sacks (1933-2015). This website stands in a tradition of clinical stories inspired by Dr. Sacks and his many books and articles.

 
Kathleen M. Howland, Ph.D. Clinician, teacher and musician interested in bridging the worlds of neuroscience, music and wellness. 

Kathleen M. Howland, Ph.D.

Clinician, teacher and musician interested in bridging the worlds of neuroscience, music and wellness. 

 
 
 
 

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