American Music Therapy Association AMTA Website: Music Therapy Makes a Difference!

American Music Therapy Association, Inc.
8455 Colesville Road, Suite 1000
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, USA
Phone: (301) 589-3300
Fax: (301) 589-5175

Music Therapy Makes a Difference

The mission of the American Music Therapy Association is to advance
public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increase access
to quality music therapy services in a rapidly changing world.


What is Music Therapy?


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Music Therapy is an established healthcare profession that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals of all ages.  Music therapy improves the quality of life for persons who are well and meets the needs of children and adults with disabilities or illnesses.  Music therapy interventions can be designed to:

  • promote wellness

  • manage stress

  • alleviate pain

  • express feelings

  • enhance memory

  • improve communication

  • promote physical rehabilitation.

Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in a wide variety of healthcare and educational settings. For further information, please explore the rest of this site including the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

Listen to our music therapy public service announcement


Music Therapy Matters - Volume 10, Number 1 is now on-line

AMTA Advanced Competencies - Final Draft

Music Therapy Matters Vol. 9, No. 4 Now Available

Important Update for Music Therapists Working in New York State

Music Therapy in the Media - Featured in AP's Article on CNN

Early Childhood Newsletter Vol. 12

AMTA Members Eligible for Professional Liability Insurance through HPSO

Resources on Grant Funding

  NOTE: The Member Area of the AMTA webpage is provided as a benefit of membership in AMTA. Current members may access it with a password provided with membership renewal. Please update your membership now to obtain the new password as soon as possible.


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Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.

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Thanks to Kim Stanard for the Music Therapy Public Service Announcement

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