Music Therapist

Music Therapists are allied health professionals who use a balance of scientific, theoretical, and musical dimensions in their clinical work with individuals and groups. Music Therapists utilise all aspects of music including listening to and producing music to assist clients in areas such as communication, relaxation, motor and cognitive skill development, self-esteem and emotional expression. Therapists work with all age groups in a variety of settings including special learning environments, geriatric centres, hospitals, universities and research centres.


Postgraduate qualifications in music therapy that satisfy the accreditation requirements of the Australian Music Therapy Association must be undertaken to practice as a Music Therapist. Previous qualifications in music, psychology or other health science areas are usual requirements for entry to these courses.