International Training Institut for Neurologic Music Therapy

A face-to-face seminar is planned for 2023 - more information will follow here on this page!

For whom?

All professional groups from the field of rehabilitation (ie in addition to music therapists, also doctors, nurses and therapists from other areas and students or trainees).

What is conveyed?

Neurological Music Therapy (NMT) is the therapeutic application of music in cognitive, sensory and motor function training for neurological patients. NMT is an evidence-based treatment. Treatment techniques are based on scientific knowledge of music perception and production and their impact on non-musical brain and behavioral functions. The spectrum of indications for NMT includes: stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease, infantile cerebral palsy, Alzheimer's disease, autism and other neurological diseases that impair cognition, movement and communication (e.g. multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, etc.). In addition to the scientific basics, the seminar also provides in-depth practical training. Detailled info on course program.

All participants will receive a certificate of participation - issued by Academy for Neurologic Music Therapy.  

All certified are registered in the Internet register as members of the RFUnkefer International Academy for Neurologic Music Therapy guided. 

more details and Infos on NMT academy site

The seminar will take place in English. All important content is simultaneously translated into German on one screen.

Who can practice NMT?

The certificate of attendance enables qualified music therapists (for Germany: check private & academic trainings) to _ practice Neurologic Music Therapy.

All other participants are encouraged to integrate the principles of NMT into their respective professional practice without calling this "neurological music therapy". Music therapy students can use NMT as soon as they have the required minimum degree.

The certificate entitles you to exercise NMT for 3 years. After that, re-certification in an advanced course is required. More Info on regulation and certificate.

Who teaches?

Prof. Dr. Michael H. Thaut
Dr. Corene P. Thaut - MT-BC
Dr. Stefan Mainka - MT-NR

Suzanne Oliver, MT-BC, NMT-F

Further information on faculty.

Who is the organizer?

The certificate entitles you to exercise NMT for 3 years. After that, re-certification in an advanced course is required. Academy or Neurologic Music Therapy.