The Canadian Association for Music Therapy (CAMT) defines Music Therapy as:
The skillful use of music and musical elements by an accredited music therapist to promote, maintain, and restore mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health.
The definition recognizes that Music has non-verbal, creative, structural and emotional qualities. These elements are used to develop a therapeutic relationship that improves interaction, self-awareness, learning, self-expression, communication and personal growth and development outcomes.
Approved – Canadian Association for Music Therapy/Association de Musicothérapie du Canada Annual General Meeting, Vancouver, Brisith Columbia. (May, 1994).