Melissa Tan Music Therapy


What is music therapy?

Music is an integral part of human culture all around the world and plays an important role in developing an identity. It is a powerful medium through which we can communicate and express ourselves. The music therapist uses qualities of music such as rhythm, pitch, and form to support all individuals regardless of age, gender, and ability.

Everyone has the ability to respond to music and everyone is able to develop their own relationship with music. The use of musical instruments allows individuals to engage, explore, and develop their own unique sounds.

The therapeutic relationship between the client and music therapist is an integral part in developing meaningful musical interactions. Music therapy enhances and supports the development of communication skills, self-confidence and self-awareness, and attention and memory.