What is a usual Music Therapy session like?

This really depends on the patient. Music therapists treat a wide variety of patients with a wide range of needs, strengths, abilities and goal areas. Broad goal areas include communication, motor function, social/emotional and behavioral. Patients are assessed to determine what goals and objectives will be addressed in sessions, and each session is tailored to each individual patient. Music therapists treat many populations so sessions can vary widely. Activities in a music therapy session can include drumming, analyzing the lyrics of a song, completing movement to music exercises targeting specific motor function goals, songwriting, improvising on a variety of instruments, or even learning some basics of an instrument such as guitar or piano.