Summary: The Importance Of Art And Music Therapy
Art therapy consists of treatments that encourage free expression and catharsis using methods such as art and music analysis, painting, sculpting, and composing, among many others.
We are attracted to pleasures that come from human action. Every composer and artist is different and we tend to understand them better when we see their work. Those pieces are reflections of themselves. They use canvases and measures to tell us a …show more content…
In 2011 my mother was admitted to a hospital because of breathing problems we had attributed to the recent moving we had gone through. Our theory was that all the dust from the boxes and cleaning the attic had made it difficult for her to breathe correctly and that it would subside eventually. We were forced to go to the hospital after a particularly difficult coughing session that left her on the ground incapable of breathing. Upon further tests the doctors found a malignant growth that would later be confirmed as cancer. It was found at Stage 3, the tumors had moved to surrounding areas and continued to grow. Prognosis was not good, we were told that there was nothing to do but wait. She could go through chemotherapy but only to extend her life, there was no chance of remission. Now we were all faced with a dreadful situation, she had to come to terms with her early departure, and we had to be there to watch it …show more content…
As a music minor I have been faced with many challenges on the analysis, creation, and performance of music. A note, a sharp, a flat, a different tempo all can make an incredible difference in the structure and mood of the piece.
Music Therapy is the clinical, evidence-based use of music in order to accomplish set goals in a therapeutic relationship (“Music therapy”) Some of the most used practices in music therapy include music improvisation, receptive music listening, song writing, music performance, discussion of lyrics, and learning through music. (American Music Therapy Association)
Several studies have proven the effectiveness of music therapy and how it improves quality life in patients of terminal diseases such as breast cancer in women. (Umea university)
I wish to go into the field of music therapy so I can help people like my mother. Patients are going through the most difficult time of their lives and need a way to express themselves. I believe that it will also help me become stronger, just interacting with such resilient people and creating beautiful things out of a bad situation. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a human create something they can be proud of, and that is deeply a part of