ISSN 1538-1080

Exploring Classical Music As Music Therapy

Exploring Classical Music As Music Therapy

Alexander Tentser, Ph.D.1,2, Anna Glender, MFA1,3,4

1 Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ
2 Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, Tucson, AZ
3 Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Tucson, AZ
4 Lake Placid Sinfonietta, Lake Placid NY

For many people, music therapy makes them think of playing a drum set in rock group, or singing in a choir. Another group thinks of “new age” music or “easy listening” as music therapy. The fact is, any type of music can be used for therapeutic purposes if it satisfies the specific needs of the person involved. For this article we will explore classical music and what kinds of therapeutic responses it can trigger. 

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