Music therapy is evidence-based

There are more than 1,650 studies showing the effectiveness of music-based therapies. Here, we’ve compiled the most scientifically robust studies, including our own.


We aim to bring these important studies to the world, including healthcare payers and providers, and the wider public.

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Based on decades of research and science

We identified 1,650+ studies published in top journals like Lancet, Nature, and Science, that support the use of music therapy. View our list here. 


We conduct our own research studies in collaboration with researchers at leading institutions.

One of our surveys based on 6,275 people showed the following:


of people worldwide are interested in music therapy.


will try music therapy over traditional talk therapies


know of a music therapist in their area

This is an enormous gap between those interested in music therapy and those who have access to it.

We're filling this gap.

Meta-analyses and systematic reviews establish a scientific census based on analyzes of a multitude of research studies on a particular topic. There have been at least X of these studies.

Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are the gold standard for testing the effectiveness of an intervention. There have been at least X successful RCTs published for music-based therapies.

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Music therapy can change lives

Music therapy has been practiced for over 50 years and is recognized by all US states as well as many other countries. Early research studies show that virtual music therapy is effective and, in some cases, more effective than in-person therapy.


Music therapy is an evidence-based practice that has been shown to help with:

Applicable to:

We bring you music therapy anytime, anywhere

Our 1:1 Virtual Music Therapy is designed to meet you or your child’s emotional, cognitive and social needs. We use HIPAA-compliant software and many of these services are reimbursable by insurance in the US. We provide a free 15-minute consultation to see if music therapy is right for you.

Child in online music therapy provided by Musical Universe

We’ve contributed to research articles in top journals including Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences and Nature Communications.