“Songs express who we are and how we feel, they bring us closer to others, they keep us company when we are alone. They articulate our beliefs and values, and they bear witness to our lives. Songs weave tales of our joys and sorrows, they reveal our innermost secrets, and they express our hopes and disappointments, our fears and triumphs. They are our musical diaries, our life stories. They are the sounds of our personal development”.
Dr. Kenneth Bruscia
Who can benefit from music therapy?
Music therapy is applicable across the lifespan, if you enjoy music (of any style or genre) then music therapy has potential to benefit you. You do not need to be a musician to participate in music therapy!
Simply stating that music therapy can help everyone however may be a little bit too vague so here are some more concrete examples of healthcare areas where music therapists may work;
Autism spectrum disorders
PMLD (profound multiple learning disabilities)
Neurologic disorders and diseases such as Parkinsons and Alzheimers
Neurologic rehabilitation for stroke or traumatic brain injury
Speech and language disorders
Physical and Mental health maintenance for older age individuals
Transitioning to retirement
End of life care
Who we are...
Munster music therapy is your one stop shop for all you need to know about music therapy.
The defining feature of music therapy is that it utilizes music to achieve non-musical goals.
Be they providing rehabilitation services in the neurology ward of a hospital, working with children and adults with special needs in school or supporting a person going through a difficult time in a private clinic, music therapists can provide support services across the lifespan to individuals of all ability levels. You don't need to be a musician to enjoy the benefits of music therapy!
On this website you will find resources for service users, parents, teachers and both qualified and student music therapists. MMT aims to provide an open access, online directory of educational music therapy resources as well as a uniquely valuable service to our community. Working together with people from across Ireland and the world, we will further the field of music therapy.
Munster music therapy provides a top quality music therapy service to the people of Ireland. Starting from our base in Carrigaline we plan to nurture and cultivate the little known field of music therapy, utilizing evidence based approaches alongside cutting edge research and development to work with service users of all ages and ability levels.
Follow the link below to find out more about Munster music therapy
Yours in health,
Daniel Dineen, B.Ed, MAMT, NMT
For more information or to book a session, please feel free to contact Munster Music Therapy at your discretion!
Lower Kilmoney road