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About Music Therapy

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Music Therapy

Music Therapy is an evidence based use of musical interventions which are used to accomplish and/or support goals that an individual seeks to achieve. Goals can include the following: 

  • nurturing communication

  • enhancing attention

  • creative self-expression 

  • supporting physical rehabilitation

  • building interpersonal and intra personal skills

  • promoting overall wellness 

Sessions are carried out by qualified and trained music therapists who assess and plan the use of musical interventions (e.g. singing, musical improvisation, playing of instruments, designing listening experiences) to support the development and musical journey of the client.  No prior musical experience or training is required in a music therapy session.

There are many different approaches in Music Therapy. The work at Rejoice is heavily influenced by the Nordoff Robbins Creative Music Therapy approach. 

For more information: 

https://www.musictherapy.org/about/musictherapy/ 

Nordoff-Robbins Creative Music Therapy

Music therapy at Rejoice Creative Music is heavily influenced by the  "Nordoff-Robbins Creative Music Therapy" (NRCMT). This approach is built upon the work by co-founders Dr Clive Robbins ( special educator) and Dr Paul Nordoff (composer)  in the 1960s. While beginning work focused on children with special needs, it has since extended to populations such as people in stroke rehabilitation and people coping with neurodegenerative disorders.

NRCMT functions on the premise that every individual has an innate musical sensitivity that enables him/her to respond to music, regardless of pathology.  

Find out more about this approach here.

A historical TV interview of NRMT work in NYU:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CuAjiU7RBg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB_s0PB2nQs 

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