Music Therapy


Contact us for more information about music therapy

MSK music therapist Karen Popkin

What is music therapy, and how can it help?

Music therapy is an evidence-based way to improve your health, enhance your well-being, and manage symptoms and side effects related to cancer and cancer treatment.

During music therapy, a trained therapist guides you through personalized activities, using the unique qualities of music to achieve specific health outcomes. These activities can be as simple as listening to music or as interactive as creating songs and making music together. 

Whether you’re facing health challenges, undergoing cancer treatment, or caring for a loved one affected by cancer, music therapy can help with:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Pain
  • Sleep
  • Memory, focus, and learning
  • Brain health
  • Coordination 
  • Creativity and mental flexibility
  • Building resilience and adaptability
  • Enhancing physical and mental performance
  • Discovering joy and meaning in life
  • Strengthening connections with loved ones

Why choose music therapy? 

  • Safe & effective: Music therapy is recommended in cancer care guidelines and supported by numerous scientific studies. It is a non-invasive treatment with minimal side effects.
  • Non-drug option: Music therapy is a great fit for people who are already on a lot of medications and are concerned about taking more pills.
  • For everyone: Beneficial for individuals of all ages facing various health challenges. No musical background or experience is required to participate or benefit from music therapy sessions.
  • Personalized treatment: Each music therapy session is tailored to your unique needs and preferences, ensuring the activities resonate with you personally.
  • Professional care: Provided by board-certified music therapists, ensuring you receive the highest standard of care.

Ready to improve your health through music therapy?

Contact us at 332-229-0801 or [email protected] to learn more, or speak to our music therapy team

Read what other patients are saying about music therapy:

Listen to a wonderful song created by a patient with the help of our music therapy team:

If you are interested in learning more about music therapy and the benefits of engaging with music, check out these videos: