Music therapists combine music, education, and therapy to help people with disabilities improve their physical and mental health. Insight and patience are essential for music therapists. Music therapists should possess a music skills, and have compassion for disabled people.A music therapist can find employment at a number of places including hospitals, schools, clinics, mental health centers, nursing homes. They may also choose to open a private practice.
Required knowledge and skills include formal study of behavioral and physical sciences, piano and/or guitar skills, or other instruments, a talent for adapting music for the individual, and a knowledge of instruments and the voice. Minimum training required for this type of position is a Bachelor’s degree in music therapy.