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)

Rate

Please contact us for further information.

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioural disorder that includes symptoms such as inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.

People with ADHD have:

  • a short attention span and being easily distracted

  • making careless mistakes

  • appearing forgetful or losing things

  • being unable to stick to tasks that are tedious or time- consuming

  • difficulty listen to or carry out instructions

  • constantly changing activity or task

  • difficulty organising tasks

  • unable to sit still, especially in a calm surrounding

  • excessive physical movement/ talking

  • constantly fidgeting

  • unable to concentrate on tasks

  • acting without thinking

  • unable to wait their turn

  • interrupting conversations

How does Music Therapy support this group of client?

 “Music exists in time, with a clear beginning, middle, and end. That structure helps an ADHD child plan, anticipate, and react.” 

                                                                                          — Kirsten Hutchinson, Music Therapist

 

Music Therapy bolsters attention and focus, reduces hyperactivity, and strengthens social skills. Music provides rhythm and structure, involving body movements when playing the instruments. 

With participants diagnosed with ADHD/ADD, Music Therapy:

  • create a safe environment for free expressions and relationship building

  • set the mood with varying music rhythms as to slow down/ speed up the participant's mental and physical processes

  • allows participant to take turns, wait and listen

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