Music Therapists- They use musical performance, lessons, songwriting, and music listening as part of an integrative course of therapy to improve the individual client’s social, emotional, physical, and/or cognitive abilities.
All Music Therapists must pass a certification exam from the Certification Board for Music Therapists and continue to pass the exam every five years or take re-certification credits. Successfully passing the exam will give the Music Therapist the designation of Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC).
Key Things to remember- You must have “a passion for serving people". “Your number one goal has to be to help people,” with a love for music coming in second. For anyone interested in this career, two essential qualities are “patience and persistence, because it’s hard to become a Music Therapist.”
Music Therapists must also have “tenacity, be hard-working, and not be the kind of person who takes things personally” because clients can get frustrated or angry and sometimes are unable to control things like swearing. So, compassion and understanding are also important. “You have to like people, be creative, and be a problem solver".
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Divya.S. recommends the following next steps:
- Work on your musical skills
- Check out videos on YouTube and do research
- Learn how to read a study, know the scientific method.
- Master your skills in neuroscience