♫ What We Do


 - Music therapy referral

 - Music therapy consultations, in-services, and workshops/seminars 

 - Music therapy research and related research

 - Music therapy advocacy

 - Music therapy education and professional development

 - Online publications

 - Monthly newsletter 

 - Online peer support meeting 


(*Click HERE for our past presentations, seminars, and workshops.)


How the group started?


Kakehashi” Music Therapy Connection Group was established on June 6, 2011, after the Great East Japan Earthquake which occurred on March 11, 2011. Three Japanese music therapists who lived in Japan and the US were involved in the disaster relief activities which included providing communications as translators between American music therapists and Japanese music therapists immediately after the earthquake happened. Since they were willing to a provide long-term support to the Japanese music therapy community, they co-founded the “Kakehashi” Music Therapy Connection Group which is committed to creating global access to music therapy by connecting clients, professionals, and organizations as well as supporting Japanese music therapists and students.



What we actually do?


For the past 4 years, we have been providing workshops and lectures for professional music therapists, music therapy students, and people who are in the related field in Japan.We also provide monthly newsletters, the online resource room, and the quarterly online peer support meetings via Skype as membership benefits. The monthly newsletter includes the selected latest music therapy news from around the world and the Kakehashi Column which considers the music therapy related topics with multi-perspectives. The online peer-support meeting has been creating a support system for the members and the staff. 


In 2013, we were approved as a CEMT provider as the very first organization outside of the US. In 2014, we were approved as an official JMTA (Japanese Music Therapy Association) Seminar Provider as well.



(Revised on June 25, 2015)





← A photo of the first page of our monthly newsletter vol.39. It is sent to the group members via email as a membership service. 


The newsletter contains greetings from the staff, latest music therapy news from around the world, music therapy columns, and more. 


Dear Japanese Music Therapists

~Messages from the music therapists around the world~


↑At the world congress of music therapy in Seoul, South Korea in July 2011, we gathered messages from music therapists around the world for the Japanese music therapists after the country was devastated by the great earthquake on March 11, 2011.


Two of the message boards were donated to the JMTA (Japanese Music Therapy Association), and the last one was donated to the music therapy students who studied at Fukushima College where is close to the Fukushima- Daiichi nuclear power station.

The beautiful messages have encouraged Japanese music therapists and music therapy students. We would like to thank you so much for your kind words!


The message boards which were sent to the JMTA have been posted on their website for the last 4 years. (You can see a bigger photo of the message board on their website.)



We usually write our blog in Japanese language and will write some in English in future. At this point, We have one article which is written in English. Please check it up!

Blog No.173 「Music Therapy Student Amanda's Trip to Japan to 2015」


September 10, 2017_No.208



August 30, 2017_No.207

WHO版 サイコロジカル・ファースト・エイド 日本語訳


August 29, 2017_英語26

"First Day of School" 8月の終わりは大忙し!


August 22, 2017_No.206



August 16, 2017



August 5, 2017_No.205

研修会リポート2017 in 東京&三重


July 28, 2017_No.204



July 27, 2017_No.203

第15回音楽療法世界大会: The 15th WCMTリポート2


July 23, 2017_No.202

第15回音楽療法世界大会: The 15th WCMTリポート1


June 11, 2017



May 22, 2017



April 29, 2017_No.201



April 17, 2017



April 10, 2017



April 2, 2017



March 29, 2017



March 18, 2017



March 7, 2017



March 3, 2017_No.200

音楽療法 in アジア


February 26, 2017



February 9, 2017_No.199



February 5, 2017_No.198



January 22, 2017_今週の英語23



January 18, 2017



January 15, 2017_No.197



January 8, 2017



December 26, 2016



December 14, 2016_No.196



December 2, 2016_No.195



November 27, 2016_No.194



November 21, 2016



November 12, 2016_No.193



October 23, 2016



October 16, 2016



October 11, 2016_No.192



September 25, 2016_No.191



September 23, 2016



September 15, 2016_No.190






August 10, 2-16



August 2, 2016_No.189



July 26, 2016

今週の英語19: 行動観察などの時に便利なアレ


July 10, 2016

今週の英語18: 発音1:いろいろな国の英語&発音上達法


June 24, 2016_No.188



June 22, 2016

今週の英語17: 時代と共に変化する英語2"Significant Other"


june 11, 2016

今週の英語16: セッティング・Setting


June 6, 2016



May 20, 2016_No.187

第15回世界音楽療法大会 vol.1_演題募集のニュース


May 18, 2016

今週の英語15: 時代と共に変化する英語、「徘徊」という言葉の変化


May 9, 2016

今週の英語14: "Piggyback" 豚の背中??


April 29, 2016

今週の英語13: "Instrument"の"楽器'



April 18, 2016_No.186



April 11, 2016

今週の英語12: 歌う前のかけ声は?


April 1, 2016



March 22, 2016

今週の英語10:カタカナ語で本来の発音が違うもの 2


March 6, 2016_No.185

音楽療法とメディア vol.4


March 2, 2016

今週の英語 9 :カタカナ語で本来の発音が違うもの1


February 25, 2016_No.184



February 21, 2016

今週の英語8: Call for Papers


February 20, 2016_No.183



February 14, 2016

今週の英語7: Individual vs. Group


February 6, 2016

今週の英語6: Session


February 5, 2016_No.182



January 31, 2016

今週の英語5: Population


January 24, 2016_No.181



January 19, 2016

今週の英語4: Preference


December 22, 2015

今週の英語3 Holiday Song


December 14, 2015

今週の英語2   Practice


December 7, 2015_English1

今週の英語1_ Grobal Perspective


December 6, 2015_No.177



November 25, 2015_No.176



November 22, 2015_No.175



August 17, 2015_No.173

MT Student Amanda's Trip to Japan in 2015


August 17, 2015_No.172




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