Music therapy is effective with people of all ages and abilities, from newborn babies, through childhood and adolescence, to adulthood and the end of life. 



People who are under stress; have intellectual, physical or emotional needs; live with dementia; are suffering the consequences of trauma, separation or abuse; or who have a terminal illness can benefit from music therapy.



Music therapy is effective in:

  • developing communication

  • extending language and intellectual development

  • supporting people in times of loss, grief, and pain   

  • reducing stress and tension

  • motivating rehabilitation

  • extending movement and physical co-ordination

  • enhancing cultural and spiritual identity

  • giving emotional support through times of change or crisis

  • assisting memory, imagination, and processing thought


  • 促进沟通和交流

  • 促进语言和智力发展

  • 对精神创伤和生理创伤对象的支持

  • 减少紧张和焦虑

  • 促进康复

  • 促进肢体活动和协调

  • 加强文化和精神认同感

  • 对受到心理情绪困扰的对象的情感支持

  • ​帮助记忆、想象,促进思维和想法的形成

 All the information on this page is from Music Therapy New Zealand