Sample Music Therapist Cover Letter

A music therapist cover letter is the ticket to the door opening for you as a music therapist-which provides an opportunity to work with injured or ill people as they recover. Hospitals, schools, substance abuse treatment centers, and correctional facilities all use such professionals to help with their goals of restoring victims to their rightful place in society. Music therapist cover letters should include whatever information is necessary to help the applicants' express their abilities and their desire to do this kind of work.

Anne Parsons
405 Airstream Way
Any Village, USA 33333

March 27, 2006

Victoria Herring, Ph.D.,
Manager and Facilitator
Healing Arts Rehabilitation Center
825 Blankenship Way
Any Town, USA 99999

Dear Dr. Herring:

Music has always been my first love, right through college where I received a degree from Brahms School of Music and Dance in Madison, Wisconsin. This afternoon I am writing this cover letter in response to your recent job posting on JobBankUSA.com for a music therapist to work with clientele at Healing Arts Rehabilitation Center.

Prior to graduation, I interned at Morgantown Hospital in the occupational therapy department, supplementing the work done there with music therapy.

If I am hired for this job, I promise to offer your clients a program that will encourage, motivate, and inspire them toward wellness. We will sing, play simple instruments, listen to music and then talk about its effect on their feelings and on their emotional or physical illness or injury.

I appreciate your reading this cover letter and considering my resume of previous experience. I believe an in-person meeting would be a useful way for both of us to talk about the job and its requirements. Please call me at 765-905-8567 for an appointment that fits your calendar. I'm eager to meet you and to get acquainted.


Anne Parsons

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