​Music Therapy Resources
The following organizations and links give providers more information about how to implement programs:

  • Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF): IMNF offers a series of programs to provide therapeutic music remotely, including one that customizes programs for nursing facilities, community-based programs, and individuals. Go to www.imnf.org or call (718) 519-5880 for more information.
  • The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA): Founded in 1998, AMTA’s purpose is the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings. AMTA is committed to the advancement of education, training, professional standards, credentials, and research in support of the music therapy profession. AMTA provides several mechanisms for monitoring the quality of music therapy programs, including standards of practice, a code of ethics, and the Journal of Music Therapy. For more information, go to: www.musictherapy.org.
  • Music & Memory: A nonprofit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of elderly residents through digital music technology, Music & Memory’s website offers videos and testimonials that illustrate how personalized music is improving quality of life regardless of physical or mental status, how-to’s for individualized music therapy, and technical support and assistance through its Well-Tuned program. For more information, go to www.musicandmemory.org.