Who Benefits from Music Therapy?

All Ages and Health Conditions Benefit

Infants, children, adolescents, adults and the elderly with mental health needs, developmental and learning disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease and other aging related conditions, substance abuse problems, brain injuries, physical disabilities, and acute and chronic pain, including mothers in labor can benefit from music therapy.

Healthy Individuals Benefit Too

Healthy individuals can use music for stress reduction through active music making such as drumming, passive listening for relaxation, as a powerful motivator for physical exercise, and music assisted childbirth.


The Snohomish County Music Project Serves Children, Teens, Adults, and Seniors Experiencing:
  • Mental Health
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Alzheimer’s & Dimentia Disorders
  • Emotional & Behavioral Disorders
  • Social & Learning Challenges
  • And More…

No Musical Experience Required

Individuals do not need to have any prior musical abilities or experience in order to benefit from music therapy.  All styles of music can be useful in effecting change in an individual’s life. The individual’s preferences, circumstances and need for treatment, and their goals help to determine the types of music a music therapist may use.