Our clients and staff, along with exceptional collaborators from around the globe, are taking big strides to advance music based tools and technologies to help improve walking for children with cerebral palsy and adults with Parkinson's. 
Ways to get involved:
- Back our project by going to
- Share the video link with all your social media friends
- Bring yourself and friends to our FREE Event!
   - A Night for Movement
   - June 19th, 6-8pm, @ Central Market North!

Click here for the Press Release.

FOX 7 News -How music therapy is changing lives in Central Texas

The Center was featured on FOX 7 News on May 6th, 2015. Check out the piece by clicking on the picture. So proud of Lilly, Peter, Melissa, Beau, Rachel Throop, PT and Steve!  Thank you for inspiring so many! Special thanks to Dr. David Morledge and Emily Morris, MT-BC - exceptionally well said and sung! The reporter, Jennifer Kendall, was professional and genuinely delightful in her work with our clients during filming.  Thank you FOX News Team!

See Hope Young's Interview on KVUE's Daybreak - Jan 18th, 2015

Our founder and president, Hope Young, MT-BC, was interviewed on KVUE's Daybreak on Sunday, January 18th, 2015 by Jade Mingus.  Hope talks about the center's reopening and the new programs at the center.  The interview can only be seen on KVUE's website.  To watch, click on the picture, look for a similar picture on KVUE's website, and click it.


Welcome to the Center for Music Therapy. Click the picture to the right to watch our welcome video which gives a brief history of our company, explanation of what is music therapy and more. Video

The Center for Music Therapy was founded in 1990 to make music therapy more accessible to the Central Texas area. Services are based on the founding principle of gratitude. Founder and President, Hope E. Young, MT-BC has been in practice in Austin since 1990, working with children, adolescents, adults and older adults. Austin's NSIDE magazine featured the center in their July 2010 issue. Click here to read the article. Additionally, YouTube's Psychetruth channel created a series of videos on music therapy and the center. Click here to see the series of videos.

Proud to be a locally owned Austin original business, the Center is also the first and oldest for profit music therapy facility in the world.  Its newest site at 711 West 38th Street is the most technologically advanced facility in the world specifically designed to treat neurologic movement conditions and disorders through music.  In its long history, the Center for Music Therapy has provided services for many area hospitals including St. David's Hospital and Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital as well as facilities in Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and Corpus Christi.  All of our music therapists are certified by the Certification Board for Music Therapists and our physical therapist by the State of Texas.  The Center for Music Therapy is a licensed physical therapy facility by the State of Texas.

"I regard music therapy as a tool of great power...because of its unique capacity to organize or reorganize cerebral function when it has been damaged."

~ Oliver Sacks, M.D. Professor of Neurology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. Author of Awakenings

Support CFMT clients by Donating today to our scholarship fund!

Donate here (by clicking the Donate button above) to contribute to the funds we need to keep innovating music based treatment options at the first for profit music therapy facility in the world!  Your donations provide scholarships for those who need services but do not have insurance or funding to cover their treatment.