Tales from the Music Therapy Room: Creative Connections

Tales from the Music Therapy Room: Creative Connections

By: Claire Molyneux (editor), Ajay Castelino (contributor), Libby Johns (contributor), Alison Talmage (contributor), Carolyn Ayson (contributor), Marie Willis (contributor), Heather Fletcher (contributor), Hicks Hicks (contributor), Hodgson Hodgson (contributor), Sarah Hoskyns (foreword_author)Paperback

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Moving beyond progress reports, clinical assessments and practical goals, this book brings to life the reflective aspects of music therapy. The result of a collaboration between New Zealand music therapists, it invites the reader to share their encounters in the therapy room through a wide variety of writings, including short stories, poetry and personal reflections. The addition of poems by a music therapy client adds a rare and innovative dimension to this book. Grounded in clinical practice, each piece of writing starts from the lived experience in the therapy room and conveys something of the ineffable elements of music therapy. Thoughtful, touching and featuring beautiful illustrations, this book will appeal to anyone looking for a more personal account of music therapy practice, including practitioners, clients and students.

About Author

Claire Molyneux is a Lecturer in Music Therapy at Anglia Ruskin University. She currently lives in Cambridge, England.


Foreword. Sarah Hoskyns. Introduction. Claire Molyneux, the Editor. I. The Therapy Room. 1. The door to the therapy room. Claire Molyneux, the Editor. 2. Not a cupboard. Marie Willis. 3. I walk into the room. Carolyn Ayson. 4. A golden-hued piano. Nolan Hodgson. 5. Up the steep stairs. Heather Fletcher. 6. The room is warm. ShariStorie. 7. At first glance. Libby Johns. 8. At the end of the day. Alison Talmage. II. Poems and Stories from Music Therapy. 9. Let the Children Teach You. Alison Talmage. 10. The Notebook. Claire Molyneux, the Editor. 11. A Relationship Remembered Through Fragments. Claire Molyneux, the Editor. 12. Remember the Little Things. Heather Fletcher. 13. Moments in Music Therapy. Libby Johns. 14. Ee Ah Ee Ah Ee Ah-Ee Ee-Ah. Nolan Hodgson. 15. Chimes. Marie Willis. 16. Learning to Play: Together. Marie Willlis. 17. Only Connect. Claire Molyneux, the Editor. 18. Florence. Alison Talmage. 19. Choral Singing Therapy for People Living with Neurological Conditions. Alison Talmage, Shari Storie and Roger Hicks. III. Personal Journeys. 20. Polyphony. Shari Storie. 21. From Singer-Songwriter to Music Therapist. Ajay Castelino. 22. Manawaru ana au. Nolan Hodgson. 23. Six of the Many Understandings that Music Therapy Journeys gave me. Carolyn Ayson. About the Contributors. Glossary. Acknowledgements.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781785925405
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 168
  • ID: 9781785925405
  • weight: 194
  • ISBN10: 1785925407

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