This is a great TED talk from Michael Tilson Thomas, a conductor and community music educator. If you have 20 spare minutes and want to remember some of the reasons you love music so much, watch this. There are certainly many tie-ins to music therapy.
A few quotes from the video:
“The big difference between human happiness and sadness? Thirty-seven freakin’ vibrations.”
“If you’re curious, if you have a capacity for wonder, if you’re alive, you know all that you need to know [about music].”
“Even the most ambitious masterpiece can have as its central mission to bring you back to a fragile and personal moment.”