The Chennai School of Music Therapy (CSMT), that was launched a year ago, is offering online certificate course in music therapy. The course is being offered in collaboration with IMC University of Applied Sciences, Austria.

The course is designed to provide the participants a broad understanding on music therapy basics and principles, methods and procedures and the ways by which Indian music healing systems could be integrated into contemporary music therapy practice. The course will be beneficial to health care professionals who want to integrate music in their work.

The programme also aims to acquaint the participants to communicate therapeutically through music by using music and its elements. The duration is six months, and is part time and is run on twice a week each for two hours and the total number of hours for the course in 100. For practical experimental sessions, participants have to come in person to the CSMT campus.

Those with practical knowledge about music (vocal or instrumental), medical professionals, special educators, physiotherapists, alternative therapists, occupational therapists are eligible to apply.

The course fee is Rs. 30,000. Application can be downloaded from the website: www.chennaimusictherapy.org.