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WHAT WE DO
Access Music Therapy, llc is the leader in Northeast Minnesota. We provide neurologic music therapy to individuals and groups with special needs.
We believe that every person can discover, express, and transcend to their highest potential through music therapy. Let us help you to explore the creative possibilities!
Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides the indicated treatment including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. Call us today for a free consult. 218-349-1792
We offer a variety of services including music therapy sessions, home-based sessions, facility contract services, and group sessions. In addition, experiential and educational services such as workshops and presentations are also available.
Rhapsody Garden Classes are early childhood music & movement classes for children ages 0-5 years and their parent or grandparent. Music can make a difference in a child’s development. Children learn through play. Musical play is motivating, supportive, and engaging. Music has the capacity to produce full-brain learning, which is so important during these early years.
What is Music Therapy?
What Do Music Therapists Do?
Music therapists assess emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities, and cognitive skills through musical responses by the following interventions.
Is Music Therapy Reimburseable?
Access Music Therapy is an MA Provider for Minnesota. Individuals can receive music therapy under the Brain Injury (BI) waiver.
Wisconsin’s IRIS Program is a client self-directed program allowing individuals to choose their services. In Wisconsin, music therapy is covered under the Children’s Long-Term Support Waiver and the Family Support Waiver.
How Do I Become a Music Therapist?
The curriculum includes coursework in music, music therapy, biology, psychology, social and behavioral sciences, and general studies.
Clinical skills are developed through 1200 hours of required fieldwork, including an internship in healthcare and/or education facilities. These experiences allow students to learn how to assess the needs of clients, develop and implement treatment plans, and evaluate and document clinical changes.
Once the music therapy degree is earned and internship is completed, the student is eligible to sit for a board certification exam to earn the entry level credential, MT-BC, (music therapist, board certified) from the credentialing body, the Certification Board for Music Therapists.
What is a Typical Session?
Sessions are designed and music selected based on the individual client’s treatment plan. Music experiences chosen will be most relevant the the client and the treatment plan. Sessions are typically:
Structure: one to one or group setting
Duration/Frequency: 30 minutes to one hour weekly
Location: Provided in the clinic, home or facility
What is a Music Therapy Assessment?
Research on Music Therapy?
Music therapy is based on theory, practice, and research. The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) promotes a vast amount of research exploring the benefits of music as therapy through publication of the:
- Journal of Music Therapy
- Music Therapy Perspectives
What are Music Therapy Standards?
Competence: Music therapists work within the boundaries of their qualifications and improving through continuing education.
Client Rights: We respect all legal and personal right of clients related to safety dignity, civil rights, treatment, self-determination, and confidentiality.
Standards of Practice: Provide the highest quality of service, while meeting professional standards.