Explanation Of Costs In Music Therapy 

 

Individual Sessions 

Costs are based on the British Association of Music Therapists (BAMT) national pay scales for Music Therapists and also take into account associated costs. Each individual music therapy session is charged by the hour. For example, a 30 minute individual music therapy session, includes the 30 minutes allocated for appointment as well as an additional 30 minutes surrounding appointment time. This covers the preparation time prior to session; planning, preparing instruments, followed by time after session; writing clinical notes which contribute towards reviews and evaluations. This allows therapist to track progression of therapy and provide a detailed assessments and reports. 

Included in the cost per session are the hidden costs which enable the session to take place. This includes professional indemnity insurance, professional fees, supervision, administration, utilities, rent, cost of instruments and equipment, recording and editing of sessions, additional time liaising with parents, carers and other professionals.  

Groups 

Similarly to individual sessions, group session costs are based on the British Association of Music Therapists (BAMT) national pay scales for Music Therapists and also take into account associated costs. Each music session is charged by the hour. For example, a 40 minute music session, includes the 40 minutes allocated for appointment as well as an additional 20-30 minutes surrounding appointment time. This covers the preparation time prior to session; planning, preparing instruments, followed by time it takes after session to remove instruments and close. 

Included in the cost per session are the hidden costs which enable the session to take place. This includes professional indemnity insurance, professional fees, administration, cost of instruments and equipment, additional time leasing with community. 

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