Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF) treat patients?
The IMNF, through its
IMNF Music Therapy Professionals Practice, provides music therapy programs and individual sessions to organizations and individuals in the New York City-Westchester communities. Sessions are also available via Skype to individuals around the world.
How can I get music therapy services for myself or my loved one?
If you would like to schedule a music therapy evaluation for yourself or a loved one, you can contact the IMNF at 914-513-5179 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Why is music therapy effective?
Music therapy is effective because music has been discovered to affect certain areas of the brain. Different music therapy programs can encourage different aspects of brain development or change. There is evidence-based research supporting the use of music therapy in a variety of treatment situations.
If you are interested in learning more about the use of music for treating specific illnesses or disorders, please visit the section of our website dedicated to that area of treatment.
The American Music Therapy Association also has some valuable answers to frequently asked general questions about music therapy. If you have general questions about music therapy, please visit their website
How quickly does music therapy produce results?
Results from music therapy will depend on the disorder being treated. In some situations, music therapy can produce results in as little as one session. Like most forms of therapy, a music therapy program is most effective with regular sessions.
What kind of music is used in music therapy?
This again depends on the type of therapy required. For example, it has been found that patients with Parkinson's disease benefit from music with a specific number of beats per minute. Visit our Music Therapy and Parkinson’s disease page to learn more.
What kind of musical instruments are used in music therapy?
There are a wide variety of instruments used in music therapy, depending on the specific needs and abilities of the patient. Please visit our Inpatient
services pages to learn about the tools and musical instruments used for specific conditions.
Does the IMNF train professionals?
Professionals from around the world have visited the IMNF to learn more about music therapy or to train through the IMNF's Training Programs. If you are interested in learning more about training with us, visit our Internship page to learn more.
Does the IMNF conduct research?
The IMNF receives government, healthcare, and private grants to conduct cutting-edge research in the field of music therapy and music neuroscience. Visit the Research and Education
section of our website to learn more.
Can I come to observe?
Individuals are able to learn more about the IMNF and its programs at our quarterly open houses. Please check our calendar of events for dates and times. For individuals interested in more in-depth observations of clinical music therapy, please contact the IMNF at 914-513-5179 or email email@example.com to schedule an appointment. There is usually a daily fee for observations.
Can I do an internship with the IMNF?
The IMNF offers a variety of internship opportunities for students in the music therapy, research or business fields. Visit our Internship page to learn more.