Music therapists typically enroll in an AMTA-approved music therapy program. They earn a music therapy degree (bachelor’s degree or master’s equivalency). While working toward their music therapy degree, coursework may include education in music theory, psychology, anatomy and physiology, as well as guitar and piano training. When coursework is completed, they must fulfill 1,200 hours of supervised internship experience at an approved internship site. They must pass a board certification exam. To maintain certification, they then must get recertified by completing at least 100 Continuing Music Therapy Education (CMTE) credits every five years.