Conversations on Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy

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Barcelona Publishers, 2010 - Music - 105 pages
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This short book presents a series of animated conversations about aspects of Nordoff Robbins music therapy by two experienced practitioners and teachers. One of the authors, Rachel Verney, was trained directly by Paul Nordoff and conveys through these conversations both the craft and the vision of his pioneering work. Whilst attempting to characterise the key principles and values of this approach, the conversations are also questioning and sometimes iconoclastic, teasing out both the subtleties and the mysteries of the work. The book is direct and personal; it conveys its ideas through plain language and vivid examples. Although the book is primarily addressed to music therapists with a working knowledge of Nordoff Robbins music therapy, it would also be of interest to any music therapist, and to anyone working musically with people. Clive Robbins writes in the Preface that there is nectar to drink in these pages.

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About the author (2010)

Gary Ansdell read music at Cambridge and trained as a music therapist at the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Centre where he is now Head of Research, and at the Institute for Musiktherapie, Herdecke, Germany. He is the Editor of the British Journal of Music Therapy, an Honorary Research Fellow in Community Music Therapy at the University of Sheffield and former Research Fellow at City University, London.

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