Not so long ago I watched a TED talk by an American music therapist, Erin Seibert. One minute in and I’m nodding eagerly at the screen in agreement with Erin’s opening to the talk. That is, if told you I was a musician, you’d know roughly what it is I do. Similarly, if I told… Read more
While training as a music therapist I was required to attend personal therapy for the duration of the training course. I spent about one year with a talking counsellor. I decided it was not for me as I could not clearly identify its benefits and I was even beginning to resent attending. Looking back I… Read more
I’ve worked in a dementia care setting now for three years. When people find that out about me it’s not uncommon to get the head cock to the side, an emphatic sigh and a preconceived idea that I must use music to “bring people back to life”. I have never quite understood that phrase though;… Read more
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