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What is Neurologic Music Therapy?

Neurologic music therapy (NMT) is a specialized area of music therapy that requires additional training. NMT services are provided by an accredited music therapist (MTA). It is a research- and evidence-based system built on how music perception and music production influences the brain.


In NMT, music is used as the primary tool to address clinical, non-musical goals. These may include development and/or training within cognitive, motor, and speech/language domains. Social, behavioural, emotional, and mental health domains can also be addressed through music therapy services. 

Who is it for?

Music therapy is beneficial for people of all ages and abilities.

Examples of client populations:

  • Alzheimer's/Dementia

  • Stroke

  • Brain injury

  • Parkinson's Disease 

  • Palliative care 

  • Speech disorders

  • Developmental disabilities 

  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

What Clinical Domains Are Addressed?

Music therapy can be used to address various clinical domains. Below are some examples of goal areas that can be addressed in music therapy. It is important to note that clinical aims and interventions will vary depending on the client and/or group needs.






Dorothy M. Davies

BMT, MA, MTA, NMT Fellow

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Markham & Stouffville, ON Canada


Services may also extend to other areas in York Region and the Greater Toronto Area. For more information, please contact the music therapist.


Online sessions are also provided.


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