Music Therapy Provides Benefits

Abby Hicks, Sting Reporter

Music therapy is the use of music to address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of a group or individual. Music therapy helps the mind, body, brian, and behavior. It can help provide distraction to the mind. Music therapy can help some students, parents, and others with focus with what they are doing. The body of research surrounding music therapy continues to grow; there are Journal of Music Therapy and you can learn more about this kind of therapy. Most students prefer to listen to music while working so other people talking does not distract them and they can focus. Some therapists use this kind of therapy on clients with anxiety, depression, health issues such as grief. 58% of students prefer to listen to music while studying.