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What Is a Music Therapist? 

A MUSIC THERAPIST is a health professional who must…


  • Have completed a minimum four-year Bachelor of Music Therapy degree.  University coursework consists of supervised clinical fieldwork and academic study in the areas of music therapy research, music, psychology, and biology

  • Be accredited by the Canadian Association for Music Therapy (MTA credential), a process which entails completing a 1000-hour supervised clinical internship and passing a Board Certification exam

  • Be an accomplished musician proficient in piano, guitar, voice, and percussion

  • Be skilled in verbal counselling techniques


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