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Music Therapy in Schools

Working with Children of All Ages in Mainstream and Special Education
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The majority of music therapy work with children takes place in schools. This book documents the wealth and diversity of work that music therapists are doing in educational settings across the UK. It shows how, in recent years, music therapy has changed and grown as a profession, and it provides an insight into the trends that are emerging in this area in the 21st century.

Collating the experiences of a range of music therapists from both mainstream and special education backgrounds, Music Therapy in Schools explains the procedures, challenges and benefits of using music therapy in an educational context. These music therapists have worked with children of all ages and abilities from pre-school toddlers in nursery schools to teenagers preparing for further education, and address specific issues and disabilities including working with children with emotional and behavioural problems, and autistic spectrum disorders.

This book will be essential reading for music therapists, music therapy students and educational professionals.
  • Published: Sep 15 2011
  • Pages: 256
  • 226 x 150mm
  • ISBN: 9781849050005
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Press Reviews

  • Special Children

    This book explains the procedures, challenges and benefits of using music therapy in an educational setting. It is well written and full of practical applications from multiple contributors from specialist and mainstream school... it would be an invaluable resource both for someone aspiring to be a music therapist and for someone already in the profession.
  • SEN Magazine

    For teachers who have an interest in music therapy, this will be an interesting resource book, with a number of case studies providing interesting information about the ways in which this form of therapy can address, the needs of individual children... It is an interesting and thought provoking book which offers the reader new insights into music therapy.
  • from the foreword by Dr. Frankie Williams, General Inspector for Music and Culture, Cambridgeshire County Council, UK

    I can recommend this book wholeheartedly; we can all learn from it - all who are connected with children and young people in education, music, health and social care.
  • Peiwen Soh, Kin's College London, Music Department

    Journal of Mental Health
    Music Therapy in Schools (...) providing a wealth of examples where music therapy exists in the school context, and how effective it has been.... Various professional music therapist contributed to it, detailing their experiences, methods and challenges of conducting music therapy in schools... Most of the chapters are case-study focused... The broad range of examples (...) allow us to see the potential of music therapy working beyond the school setting and being able to impact more lives positively.