What Is Music Therapy?
Music Therapy is the use of music as an agent for personal expression, understanding and change within a supportive therapeutic relationship.
Music Therapy aims to develop a trusting, therapeutic relationship in which a child can express themselves freely and feel that they are being listened to, heard and understood.
What happens in a Music Therapy session?
- Free improvisation using child-friendly, accessible instruments
- Child-led music-making
- Exploring, playing and choosing
- ‘Hello’ and ‘Goodbye’ songs
- Verbal and sung commentary or reflection