“Music is the universal language … it brings people closer together” – Ella Fitzgerald
The quote above from the famous American jazz singer is indeed true. No matter what race you came from or what language you speak, people will still be able to unite and connect with each other through music. Music can affect your mood --- it can make you feel happy, sad, or relaxed. With this, music therapy was born.
The use of music therapy can be traced back in the post-World War II era when musicians visited Veterans hospitals all over the country to play music for many veterans who suffered trauma from the war. Today, music therapists are more trained in incorporating different elements of music to a wide range of clinical skills.