yesterday on a practice with a pianist that is always of a very good advice, we were talking about my futur plans... She told me that musicotherapist was a very nice job for those who have a big affinity with music but not a world star talent... (I qualify!) A musical therapist is from what she told me, someone who works with disable people, old folks etc to divert or even (cure???) certain things etc Yes, I believe we all need music (classical or other styles) at some point, that it can help us to pass hard periods, prevent criminality, suicide, give hope, develop new mental/motor skills etc etc but can one really earn his/her life with this??? In these economical hard times, I am almost sure that they would cut off musicotherapists jobs before everyone else's job because it is considered quite superficial or non necessary compared to many other jobs... Of course, I would be very happy, in my futur life to do volounteer work in hospitals and places where music can divert and help a little people because it is such an occasion for normal musicians to apply the real purpose of music but I am sceptic that it can really become my job! (maybe part time but for a full-time?) Studies cost much and I don't want to try again a risky path and return in something else after... It's so difficult for me in sciences now that I want to enter in something at university being 100% conviced that it will work and that I will not have to spend the next 7-10 years of switching from one program to another! I am truly anxious to do more music and I want to go straight to the point! I was thinking that I really should go in something like occupational therapist or nursing at university because it is more secure even if musicotherapist would be very cool as a job :)))) (nursing and occupational therapist requires sciences at college anyway here) and try to incorporate music if the situation is ok for this. Ex: music is a tool that many occupational therapists sometime use to cure certain things, a nurse can play music on the holiday season to the sick... etc
So do you know musicotherapists? Is it a real job and do you think there will always be jobs for them? Just curious, as usual to see what you think about this! Of course it seems great but I try to remain objective and... realistic (hate this word though!)
Have a nice day! Thanks for any comment!
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