What is Music Therapy?

In Western countries, Music Therapy is part of the professional medical supporting team. It is categorized under Creative Art Therapies (other therapies, e.g. Art Therapy, Drama Therapy and Play Therapy).

Music therapy is a clinical way of using professional music and musical elements to intervene, by a registered music therapist, which establishes relationships between the therapist and participants, in order to achieve various therapeutic goals.

Music therapists use a variety of musical skills, together with psychological, counseling and other theoretical knowledge, we design suitable music activities for participants, encourage participant’s emotional, physical and social well-being. 

Music Therapy focuses on the process of treatment, rather than the merits of aesthetical musicianship. Participants do not need to have any musical background.

Music Therapy Settings

J.A.M. provides in-house and outreach therapy services incl.

  • Individual sessions (45 mins/ 60 mins)

  • group sessions (45 mins/ 60 mins/ 90 mins)


Please contact us for further information.

Elderly Care:

Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease

Dementia is a syndrome (a group of related symptoms) associated with an ongoing decline of brain functioning.

This may include problems with:

  • memory loss

  • thinking speed

  • mental sharpness and quickness 

  • language

  • understanding

  • judgement

  • mood 

  • movement

  • difficulties carrying out daily activities

How does Music Therapy support this group of client?

Music Therapy does not cure or fix dementia, yet could be a very helpful support to those who are diagnosed with dementia. 

  • music can be used to communicate or engage with someone, even if they no longer speak or respond to other people's words

  • playing one's favourite song, a memorable song may inspire an emotional reaction

  • therapist as the facilitator uses music to assist people with dementia express feelings and ideas

  • reduce social isolation, encourage interaction ad promotes activity in groups

  • facilitate physical exercise and dance or movement