Music Therapy is an introduction to contemporary training and practice. Written in a clear, jargon-free style, the book provides a lively source of information and ideas for all who are new to music therapy.

Music Therapy with Children: Four Case Studies

Music Therapy with Children: Four Case Studies

Music therapy with children: Four case studies

When 4-year-old Sharon is brought to the music therapy clinic for a consultation session she screams and runs around, trying to get out of the door of the waiting room. Her mother cannot persuade her to walk into the music room so she brings her in the push-chair, still screaming. The room is laid out with appropriately-sized instruments, a brightly coloured drum, a shiny cymbal, bar chimes hanging from a stand, and a selection of small percussion instruments.

The music therapist, Helen, begins to play the piano, singing ‘Hello Sharon’ to strong, lively music that picks up the rhythm of Sharon's restless energy and the pitch of her distressed vocal sounds. Sharon's screams ...

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