Music has been used therapeutically since the creation of time. The Bible mentions many times the use of music to praise and glorify God, to sooth hurting hearts or to improve one's mood. Today, we know music helps us feel motivated or energized. In the 1950's the need for an official course of study in Music Therapy was recognized and the National Association of Music Therapy (later renamed the American Music Therapy Association) was formed to develop standards for university-level education and board-certification. Despite it’s long history, many are unaware of the significant benefits music therapy offers.