Music Therapy

Music Therapy

Music Therapy at Elliot Hospital offers activities like live music making to reduce anxiety and help with coping during illness or injury. Music Therapy treatment is the use of clinical and evidence-based music interventions by a credentialed professional.

Why Music Therapy?

At Elliot Hospital, patients and families admitted on the pediatric unit may have the opportunity to engage in live music making during hospitalization as a way to promote activity, reduce anxiety, and help patients cope during illness or injury. Active music listening experiences may also be utilized to help promote relaxation and sleep and/or provide a calming support for patients and families. On the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Music Therapy can help support neurologic development, foster family interactions, and promote relaxation by providing live singing right at bedside.

Music Therapists are educated and clinically trained to provide support to patients and their families with the use of specified music intervention.

Our Music Therapists:

Music Therapy interventions during hospitalization can include:

  • Instrument play
  • Ukulele lessons
  • Music assisted relaxation
  • Live music at bedside
  • Supported parent-infant directed singing
  • Multimodal neurologic enhancement and parent training
  • Pacifier activated lullaby
  • Music pacification techniques