Music Therapy and Special Music Education Research Center
  • Goals

Music Therapy and Special Music Education Research Center aims to transform the lives of disadvantaged children and adults. Through music therapy and various music services (i.e. special education music), the Center hopes to help people with all kinds of needs. The objectives of music therapy are usually non-music related, and are determined by the individual needs. These objectives may include: Develop communication and self-expression skills; improve self-esteem and confidence; assist users in self-reflecting the meaning behind their behaviors; develop the ability to manage emotions; help users develop positive relationships with others; and overcome hurts and mental health issues.


  • Service Users

1. Service users within Maria Social Welfare Foundation

2. People with special needs, including people with disabilities, pre-school children with disabilities, and children with (suspected) developmental delays.

3. Professionals (including early intervention services, medical rehabilitation, schools and education systems) and parents. 


  • Services

1. We provide music therapy assessment lessons to users and give feedbacks to the primary caregiver. The Center also provides consultation on music therapy related services and referrals.

2. We provide music therapy clinical services.

3. We provide annual feedback reports in writing and/or summaries of the clinical work.

4. Our multidisciplinary team liaises with the primary caregiver and provides professional recommendations and consultation to the support team.

5. We offer music therapy professional library for professionals and parents to browse and read on-site.

6. We offer music therapy workshop and training seminars, including demonstration of home music activities to facilitate parent-child relationship, training of professionals and growth seminars for parents.

7. We offer evidence-based research in music therapy so that we may inform and train  (future) professionals. 


  • Service Hours  

Monday to Friday, 8:00-12:00 ; 13:00-17:00

(Complementary sessional services for users within the Foundation and paid services for people in the community)

  • Service Address   No.450, Sec.1, Dongxing Rd., Nantun Dist., Taichung City 408, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  • Contact Info.  Tel.: +886-4-24713535 ext.1232 or leave a message with the operator