Announcing CFMT 2017 Workshops and Events!
Rock into 2017's new groove by reserving your spot today!
Register for our Exciting New Recording Camp Workshop with Eddie Konopasek, MT-BC and our additional Jan 13-15th & August 4-6th, 2017 offering of our highly popular Career In Music Therapy Workshop! Our wildly successful Rock N Roll Music Therapy Workshop is back for 2017. For more information on all 2017 Workshops, use the Workshop drop down menu above!
Stay Tuned for our Movement Tracks Phase II newest video release and research studies!
Spring 2017 Research Studies are being planned with our academic partners: University of St. Augustine's School of Physical Therapy, Kristen Barta, PT and our own Rachel Throop, PT. Our next two studies will investigate music's effect on gait with pre-ambulatory children who have cerebral palsy as well as adults with advanced Parkinson's Disease!
** Note: As of January 1st, 2017 our rates will increase to $135.00 per hour and $67.50 per half hour.
Thank you supporting CFMT as we ROCK into a great 2017!!!
SXSW to Japan
From SXSW in Austin, Texas to the 15th WFMT World Congress in Tsukuba, Japan: CFMT is Making a Local to Global IMPACT!
Emily Morris, MT-BC and Hope Young, MT-BC will be touring the Globe in 2017! Catch them speaking on all our CFMT Creative Solutions and Innovations! Dates and locations TBA.
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.
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