Another misconception is that there is one particular style of music that is more therapeutic than all the rest – this is also not the case. All styles of music can be useful in effecting change in a client or patient’s life. An individual’s preferences, circumstances and need for treatment, and the client or patient’s goals help to determine the types of music a music therapist may use.
Another misconception is that music therapists are entertainers. Board Certified music therapists are music therapists and what we do is a form of therapy and not for the purpose of entertainment. However, we do like to infuse good music and enjoyment into every program we plan.