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Music Therapist

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To be a music therapist you should have:
Advantages & Disadvantages
Post-Secondary Programs
BMus (2 years before BMT)
BMT
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What do they do?
Music Therapist
By: Marissa Conquergood
Music Therapists use
music
and
sound
to help clients express and deal with
physical
,
emotional
, and
psychological problems
.
Hours of Work:
Approx. 8
Salary Range:
35k-80k
A session with a music therapist might include
singing
,
playing
instruments,
moving
to music,
composing
it, or merely
listening
to it
.
musical ability
desire to help people
good communication skills
creativity
the ability to relate
non-judgemental attitude
emotional strength
an interest in psychology
you can be creative
you will learn something new everyday
every session/client is different
it is easy to be independent or self employed
you have a large variety of people to choose from and to specialize in
you have to explain your position as a music therapist
it is easy to get burned out
it can be an emotional experience
you sometimes work with the toughest clients
Skills
Attributes & Attitudes
Post-Secondary Institutions
Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo)
Apply after completing 2 years of our Bachelor of Music (BMus) program
Requirements
Academic assessment (including B.Mus. and psychology course averages)
Audition on primary instrument
Interview with a music therapy faculty member
High School Electives...
High school students interested in music therapy should take a variety of music classes, as well as courses in Science, English, communications, and psychology.
Cost
Dormitory Style Residence
Tuition (based on 5 credit year, full time )-$5,980
Residence (double)-$5,420
Incidental Fees (based on 5 credit year)-$1,013
Books-$950
Meal Plan "B"-$4,190
Travel-$500
Personal (entertainment, laundry, etc.$250/month)-$2,000
Total-$20,653



Scholarships
Change the View (Video Contest)
Amount
:$1250 - first place
$500 - second place
$250 - third place
Criteria
:-open to youth between 13 and 25 in Ontario
-create a short video that shows how we can all take the stigma out of kids' mental health issues like stress, depression, ADHD, bullying and psychosis
Contact
:
Children's Mental Health Ontario
40 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 309,
Toronto, ON M4T 1M9
Phone: 416-921-2109 or 1-888-234-7054
Fax: 416-921-7600
Email: changetheview2014@cmho.org
I'll get money for my education by saving money from a part-time job during school and the summer
High level of musical ability
Improvisation skills
Excellent listening skills
Personal skills suited to working as a therapist
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