"Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides the indicated treatment including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context, clients' abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives. Music therapy also provides avenues for communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words. Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in many areas such as: overall physical rehabilitation and facilitating movement, increasing people's motivation to become engaged in their treatment, providing emotional support for clients and their families, and providing an outlet for expression of feelings". (American Music Therapy Association)


Therapeutic Music Listening: Melomics Health



Curriculum Vitae



Prof. Alfredo Raglio is a music therapist and researcher that has received an academic musical education but also has obtained a post-graduate Diploma in Music Therapy by Bristol University and a Master of Arts (equivalency) by the California University FCE. He has then earned a PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Ferrara, Italy (Department of Biomedical and Specialistic Surgical Sciences, Section of Neurological Clinic). Prof. Raglio carries out clinical and research activities at the Istituti Clinici Scientifici Maugeri IRCCS (Pavia, Italy), the Fondazione Istituto Ospedaliero di Sospiro (Cremona, Italy) and the Fondazione Bassano Cremonesini per Disabili Psichiche (Pontevico, Brescia, Italy). Prof. Raglio coordinates the Master in Music Therapy at the Department of Public Health, Experimental and Forensic Medicine of the University of Pavia, where he is also a Contrac Professor. He is the author of many monographs and scientific articles in the field of music therapy.