The Programme is foundational, conducted online and designed to train the participants on music therapy basics and principles, methods and procedures on theoretical level apart from introducing Indian music healing systems and the ways it could be integrated into contemporary music therapy practice.
Further, this foundational training programme prepares and motivates the students to take up the one year course on music therapy offered by the School (PGDMT) to begin clinical practice.
The CPMT course participants can switch over to the PGDMT program after successful completion of the course. The switch over is permissible only within a maximum period of one year from the date of completion of CPMT course in which the participant has enrolled. All CPMT candidates do not automatically get switched over to PGDMT. Only those who are fulfilling the eligibility criteria fixed for the PGDMT program and clearing the interview and audition will be eligible for transfer.
The modules relating to CPMT 6 months program are
The Program is run completely online. The duration of the program is six months. The class duration is around 4 to 6 hours per week on designated week days between 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm. We also offer a week end CPMT course and the classes are held during the forenoon of the weekend. Next new weekday batch will begin in September 2023 and for this batch, Classes are provided on Mondays and Fridays. The classes are held for the week end batch in the forenoon of the weekend. The induction program is usually only in the evenings. Participants have to be present physically online for all the classes. 80 percent attendance is mandatory to get the certificate. If the attendance criteria is not met with, participants will not get a certificate.
Our next batch of CPMT commences in September 2023 which is a week day batch on Mondays and Fridays and and classes to be held between 9.00 AM to 11.00 AM
Musicologists, Musicians, Psychologists, Medical Professionals, Special Educators, Music Educators, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Alternative and Complementary therapists, Sound engineers and/or any bachelor degree holder/diploma holders after completing higher secondary who has a passion for music and want to integrate music and medicine in their work to enhance quality of life of the patients/clients with whom they work with in everyday life.
Strong communication skills in English (both written and spoken) is important for joining the course as the medium of instruction of the course conducted is English and requires the students to participate actively during online class room discussions.
However, candidates who wish to transfer to the one year Post Graduate Diploma in Music Therapy course after completing CPMT necessarily to have a bachelor's degree to meet the eligibility criteria for the PGDMT program
The classes are conducted online via the globally popular and professional CISCO - WEBEX meeting software. We have a distinguished scholar of international repute as Program Director who will be the core faculty. The classes are both didactic and also interactive in nature and open to discussions. All the participants have e access to the lectures/powerpoints/notes. 80% attendance is compulsory for obaining the certificate. Non compliance to attendance requirements is viewed seriously and the participants who do not meet the attendance criteria will not receive certificates.
Students of online certificate course also do all the course works related to the I semester of PGDMT and have the option of making an exit with the certificate at the end of 6 months or continue with the PGDMT by appearing for the examinations to complete the I semester of PGDMT
Only if the participants continue with the PGDMT, the internship training (750 hours) is offered at places approved by CSMT
The course fee is Rs.48000/- , the application fee is Rs.300/-, certificate and courier charges Rs.500/-
Students can make the payment to the course after getting an intimation from the administration that their application is accepted.
Examination fees Rs. 2000/- payable at the time of the examinations.
CPMT examinations are conducted online.
CPMT participants who would like to transfer to PGDMT on completion of their 6 months course would have to pay "switch over fees" of Rs.6000/- in addition to the actual amount of fees payable.
Bank Particulars for effecting NEFT
Account Name: Chennai School of Music Therapy Pvt. Ltd.
Nature of account: Current account
Account number 6013337595
IFSC Code: IDIB000P193
Bank Address: Indian Bank,
No.3, Medavakkam Main Raod,
On successful completion of the course, CSMT awards a certificate for having been trained on foundational aspects of music therapy. The students will be evaluated by both formative and summative assessments. They have to take up an online examination at the end of the 6 months course to get the CPMT certificate.
Those who switch over to PGDMT within one year of taking up CPMT have to surrender the CPMT certificate to complete the I semester examination of PGDMT and continue to get into the second semester and level II internship training ( Practicum training) to practice as a music therapist.
Students who have not cleared the CPMT online examinations for the first time are given two more opportunities to clear the exams to get the certificate. Totally after three attempts, if the students have not been able to clear the exams they are not eligible for a certificate.
Non-graduates who are taking up the CPMT course cannot switch over to the PGDMT program.
Non graduates who are taking up the CPMT course cannot switch over to PGDMT. Afer completion of the bachelor's degree, they have to enroll separately for the PGDMT program.