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Music Therapy Program

Music experiences tailored to meet individual patient needs may include: music assisted relaxation, live instrumental and/or vocal music listening, songwriting, instrument play, and lyric analysis. Services are free of charge and are offered at a frequency to meet patient need, typically 2-3 times per week.

What Music Therapy Looks Like at VCU Health

Two Music Therapists with a Pediatric Patient 
Two Music Therapists with a Pediatric Patient, 2019

Music Therapist with a pediatric patient
Music Therapist with a pediatric patient, 2018

Possible Benefits of Music Therapy

  • Reduction in anxiety and/or stress
  • Reduced heart rate
  • Reduced perception of pain
  • Opportunity for creative self-expression
  • Improved mood
  • Relaxed muscle tension
  • Normalize hospital environment

Mindfulness Meditation with Mollie Luck, certified Music Therapist