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music therapy

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noun mu·sic therapy \ˈmyü-zik-\

Medical Definition of music therapy

  1. :  therapy based on engagement in musical activities :  the therapeutic use of music (as to reduce anxiety, improve cognitive functioning, promote physical rehabilitation, or enhance interpersonal communication) that typically involves listening to music, singing, playing musical instruments, or composing music

music therapist noun



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