Get into the Best Music Therapy Program for You

Inside Music Schools gives you the competitive edge in your search for the optimal music therapy program

Studying Music Therapy

Music therapy degree programs are curriculums blending psychology, communication, and music classes and skills. Many students who pursue music therapy in college maintain a music-based concentration alongside their other studies, culminating in this uniquely “hybrid” degree.

Inside Music Schools: Explore, Inform, and Deliver

Explore

Students’ interests, career aspirations, and enrichment goals should inform their educational path. We meet each and every one of our students one-on-one, and build a profile to identify the “right fit” schools that best suit their needs.

Inform

Then, we develop a comprehensive program driven by industry insight, access to practicing therapists, and admissions interviewing strategies informed by over 40 years in the business of music education and college admissions.

Deliver

Students who know how to illustrate their passion in music school applications are more likely to succeed and pursue those passions. Inside Music Schools puts your aspirations and artistry up-front in the search, choice, and selection of schools so you’ll love where you end up. Once those passions are explored and integrated into the student’s profile, we provide the plan of action - a personal and individualized roster of top music therapy programs for which the student is most likely to be accepted, and more importantly, succeed.


With our comprehensive list of accredited music therapy programs in hand, and the guidance of music education consultant Steve Lipman, our students have a much better chance of getting into the program that’s right for them.




Where have some of our students ended up?

  • MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY
  • UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
  • UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
  • BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC
  • DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY
  • TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
  • WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY
  • SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY
  • NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
  • FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
  • Testimonial
    Steve is always at the top of my list when I need information on music education. Not only does he deliver valuable insight of his own, but he always seems to know others who can answer my questions, and has been... Read More
    Emile D. Menasche
    Former Editor-in-Chief / intune Magazine
  • Michele
    Steve made my dream of pursuing the right course of higher education a reality. He opened the door to countless opportunities for a successful professional career. Anyone who works with Steve in any capacity is fortunate.
    Michele Caniato
    Composer, former Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Music, Fitchburg State University, MA
  • Lauren
    When Steve speaks, you listen. When Steve speaks, you learn. Spending time with Steve is like taking mini master classes. There are always bits of wisdom, experience, and knowledge he shares with his quick wit.
    Lauren Westendorf
    Teacher & Asst. Director of College Guidance / Laurel School, Cleveland, OH

Let’s Talk

How Can IMS Help?

Finding the right school for you with a student-centered approach to the music school admissions process

At the end of this process, we develop a personalized comprehensive list of schools the student should consider applying to based on several factors:

  • Placement Interests - There are many clinical and non-clinical environments where music therapists work.
  • Personal Goals - A student’s demographic preference for their practice is informed often by local co-op and internship opportunities.
  • Career Prospects - Some music therapy degrees go farther in the field than others. Our recommendations position the student on a path where they’ll succeed in an ever-expanding competitive job market.

Three Plans to Get You There