Collaborative, cohesive, and constructive interactions with therapeutic harpists and board-certified music therapists.
The National Standards Board of Therapeutic Musicians has been working to encourage collaboration and communication between music therapists and certified music practitioners. Jocelyn Obermeyer, CTHP, gives us a glimpse of how the two complement one another.
Therapeutic music is an art based on the science of sound. It is live acoustic music specifically tailored to the patient’s immediate needs. A therapeutic musician is a graduate of an accredited training program who uses the inherent healing elements of live music and sound to enhance the environment for patients in healthcare settings in order to facilitate the healing process.