The ability to respond to music is an inborn quality in all human beings regardless of disability, injury, illness or trauma and is not dependent on musical training or background. It is out of our innate responsiveness to music that music therapy arises. Music therapy uses live music to build relationships between people through their active participation. It aims to assist individuals in their own growth and development through the power of music. Music therapy develops musical and non-musical skills which are then transferred to other areas of life.