Music Therapy

What is music therapy?

The American Music Therapy Association defines music therapy as:

The clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.

Music Therapy at The Music Academy

The Music Academy provides individual and group music therapy to persons of all abilities and backgrounds focused on developing clinical goals through personalized music experiences with our board-certified music therapists. Our approach is founded on actively engaging clients in music by expanding upon their natural interests.

Music therapy can address a wide variety of clinical domains. Our staff strives to identify, develop, and adapt treatment plans based on the individual strengths and needs of each client based on the current research literature. Each goal area is treated through how the client engages, adapts, and initiates novel music experiences.

If you have any questions about music therapy or would like to schedule a free session please contact the director of the music therapy program:

Nick Farr, MS, MT-BC, LCAT


They get more language out of my son then his teachers do in a 6 hour day. We are so happy to have her. 

-J.S., parent

They understand my child’s cognitive needs and customize her sessions to her abilities. She has a better attention span and is very engaged which brings her such joy.

-C.F., parent

Research Links:

Music therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Music therapy and young children

Music therapy and Williams Syndrome