SXSW 2015

Come to our booth at this year's SXSW Gear Show! We will offer mini-intensives every hour. Learn about career paths and workshops for musicians to: help, heal, and treat the world through the power of music! Support the Center for Music Therapy in its mission by purchasing equipment, instruments, books, and more while visiting with our staff at the booth.

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.

Winter Weather Cancellation Policy

The Center for Music Therapy will maintain normal operating hours when the roads are dry or the temperature is above freezing (32 degrees).

The center will close when the temperature or wind chill is at a freezing point (32 degrees or below), and there is moisture such as rain, sleet, or snow.

In the event of a closure, no individual client sessions, workshops, classes or Health for a Song programming will be held that day.  Individual sessions will be rescheduled for later in the week when possible.  Health for a Song classes and programs will be canceled and not made up.

Please call or email if you have any questions or need to reschedule.  There will be a CFMT staff answering phones (512-472-5016) and email (


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

Help the CFMT finish Construction

Donate here (by clicking the Donate button above) to contribute to funds we need to finish construction of our new state of the art facility at 711 W. 38th Street, Austin, Texas 78705. With your help we will finish construction by November 2014. Let's get our patients back to work with their therapist at the first for profit music therapy facility in the world!