The Difference in Music Therapy vs. Music Education

Although music therapy is an up-and-coming profession, some people still have trouble discerning the difference in music therapy and music education. I have been asked numerous times, “why should my child receive music therapy when they have a music class at school” or “my child already takes piano lessons so why would they need music therapy too?” Well, the difference is clear when we take away the word music. Therapy: Noun.

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