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Jody Tucker, MA, MT-BC, NMT is a Board Certified Music Therapist and Owner of Access Music Therapy, llc. She has over 12 years of working in this exciting field. She is certified in Neurologic Music Therapy, is a HealthRhythms Drumming Facilitator, and is trained in Guided Imagery & Music Level I. Jody has played the violin since 10 years of age. She loves to repurpose furniture, garden, exercise, and spend time with her family
FAQ’s About Music Therapy
What is Music Therapy?
Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. (American Music Therapy Association definition, 2005)
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:
- Design music sessions for individuals and groups based on client needs using music improvisation
- Receptive music listening
- Song writing and lyric discussion
- Music and imagery
- Music performance
- Learning through music
Music Therapists participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning, ongoing evaluation, and follow up.
Is Music Therapy a Reimbursable Service?There are currently a few states that allow payment for music therapy services through use of Medicaid Home and Community Based Care waivers with certain clients.
- 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.
- Call us for more information.
- Companies like Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Cigna, and Aetna have all paid for music therapy services at some time. Success has occurred on a case-by-case basis when the therapist implements steps within the reimbursement process. Like other therapies, music therapy is reimbursable when services are pre-approved and deemed medically or behaviorally necessary to reach the individual patient’s treatment goals.
Thank you for all of the joy and peace that you brought to our patients, families, and caregivers.It has been an honor and pleasure to work with you and see you in action.
~Julie, Hospice Nurse
Joy and Peace
I can’t say enough about that experience, particularly because mother and the whole family have always enjoyed music and have participated in their church music programs for their whole lives. What a beautiful, gentle, and caring person. I’ve forgotten her name, but I will never forget her.
~ Hospice caregiver
Hospice Caregiver #2
Oh so clever! I’m glad I found your page, but a part of me wishes I would’ve thought of this myself! lol I have been so frustrated with my guitar gig bags getting ripped by the guitar head for the past oh. . . 12 years. So! I just ordered a cover tonight. Thank you!
We were so excited to come out and hear you! Your music, your harmony is absolutely fabulous! Thank you for your beautiful music. We will find you again. Happy New Year!
A Collision Duo Fan
I was so touched when I learned that you were singing to my brother. Nothing in this world lifted his spirits more than music.
~ Hospice caregiver
I believe my granddaughter blossomed in class. To create an interest in different types of music and instruments is so beneficial for young children. Thank you so much for touching a child’s inner spirit with music which brings joy to their faces and feeds their soul. Actually playing the guitar and violin was especially stimulating to the children and would love to have more of that. Your voice was beautiful as well and made it also enjoyable for adults.
Learning Groove Grandparent
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