Playin’ in the band…

A few months ago I read this book "Playin' in the Band" (Kenneth Aigen), with accompanying DVD, it's a detailed case-study from the 90's featuring Lloyd and his music with two music therapists at Nordoff-Robbins New York.  In the DVD excerpts from sessions spanning several years you can see relationships develop between Lloyd and the music therapists as they play a range of rock,… Continue reading Playin’ in the band…


Online and on the button

I've just read this article about the internet and therapeutic boundaries, written by music therapist Ellie Ruddock. It's packed full of question, thoughts and insights around this topic and is particularly relevant to someone like me as I blog, tweet, etc. I highly recommend reading it - go ahead now, I'll wait for you back here :) It's… Continue reading Online and on the button

Music therapy in context – book recommendation

Here's a great book I've been reading recently, particularly the last three chapters about Winnicott, psychodynamic meaning and why people choose to become a therapist. Mercedes Pavlicevic writes with clarity and passion, bringing the subject to life with fresh thinking and real-life examples. Here's a couple of excerpts to whet your appetite... In music therapy,… Continue reading Music therapy in context – book recommendation


Books books books

Here's a few of the books I've been reading: some are specifically about music therapy, others are about related subjects. They're listed in the order I came to them - and many more will join the list, perhaps in a future post...   Music Therapy: Intimate Notes - Pavlicevic This was recommended to me when I first began… Continue reading Books books books


A couple of great online resources for music therapy

To kick things off, here's a couple of websites I find useful - both based in North America: Guitars and Granola Bars - Podcast, featuring interviews with music therapists, get an insider view of the job! MusicTherapyEd - Website, with online courses and videos, learn from people already doing it. plus, there's a growing list on our… Continue reading A couple of great online resources for music therapy