What is therapeutic music and why is training necessary?
Therapeutic music is live music played in a therapeutic manner to match the immediate needs of a patient/client. A trained therapeutic musician will adapt the style of music being played to help a person find a place of healing and peace. The training offered through Harp for Healing LLC will provide insight into how to adapt music to meet the needs of people in healthcare environments.
Harp for Healing, LLC offers three levels of training for therapeutic musicians:
- Public Music for Medical Environments (PMME)--training in appropriate music for public areas of healthcare environments, such as lobbies, nurse's stations, hallways, and the like.
- Clinical Musician Certification Program (CMCP)--training in the theory and practice of bedside therapeutic music. Accredited by the National Standards Board for Therapeutic Music (NSBTM). Suitable for any therapeutic instrument--harp, keyboard, guitar, voice, dulcimer, etc.
- Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy Training Program (VAHT)--training in the practice of Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy, offered through agreement with Musiatry, LLC.