Music Therapy Program

Music Therapy is a systematic process of therapeutic interventions in which three factors are involved: the therapist, the client and the music. The use of music and musical elements and the relationships among these three factors are combined in order to create experiences that aim to improve clients’ physical, emotional, social and spiritual health and empower their well-being. Music therapists work with children, adolescents, adults and the elderly who suffer from physical handicaps, mental, emotional and behavioral problems.  Music therapy is being carried out in hospitals, psychiatric wards, schools for special education, child developmental and therapeutic centers, palliative care centers, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes and geriatric centers.

The Music Therapy MA program at Bar Ilan University was established in 1982. The program’s aim is to provide basic knowledge and understanding of music therapy practice, theory and research.