This section details things that we feel are useful including organisations that are dedicated to the clinical profession, books that give further insight and any other digital points of interest.
HCPC - Homepage (Health and Care Professions Council)
Music Therapy Landing Page
Percussion Plus | UK Manufacturers of Instruments
MusAbility Music Therapy - YouTube
British Association for Music Therapy
Music Therapy Research Blog
Music therapy 'helps cancer young' - BBC
The Music Therapy Charity - Research Fellows
Mind - Home - Mental Health Charity
Improvisation: Improvisation plays a key role in the toolbox of the music therapist. Tony Wigram's practical and comprehensive guide and CD will prove indispensable to students, teachers, therapists and musicians as a book of musical techniques and therapeutic methods.
Intimate notes: The stories and reflections in this book describe powerful encounters between nine music therapists and their clients. These clients include four-year-old Giorgios, who is terminally ill; Wendy, a passionate, battered child who has been rejected by her mother; Olive, suffering from senile dementia; Martha, whose successful life is in crisis; and Steve, who is living with HIV/AIDS.
Music Therapy: An Art Beyond Words
Art beyond words: Music therapy is recognised as being applicable to a wide range of healthcare and social contexts. Since the first edition of Music Therapy: An art beyond words, it has extended into areas of general medicine, mainstream education and community practice. This new edition revises the historical and theoretical perspectives and recognises the growing evidence and research base in contemporary music therapy.
Creative Music Therapy
Creative MT: A long-awaited, contemporary revision and expansion of the classic 1977 text by Paul Nordoff and Clive Robbins that laid the foundations for the widening development of their pioneering improvisational practice of music therapy. The book is fundamentally practical in its orientation and focuses on the application of clinical musicianship throughout.
A Journey Into Creative Music Therapy
A journey into creativeMT: This compelling story of the author's life in music therapy is told with honesty, compassion, and insight and serves equally as a personal history and the history of creative music therapy. The story begins in Clive's childhood as he describes the role of music in his life in the family bakery in which he was raised. We move through his adolescent years and his time in the British Royal Air Force during World War II and on to his life at Sunfield Children's Home where his work with Paul Nordoff began.
Healing heritage: Complete transcripts of the famous 1974 lectures by Paul Nordoff, the late composer-pianist, who with Clive Robbins, pioneered Creative Music Therapy. Dr. Nordoff dialogues with his students about the expressive dynamics of each tonal and rhythmic component of music, and through musical examples from various composers throughout history, demonstrates their therapeutic significance.
Music Therapy Methods in Neurorehabilitation
Neurorehab: The value of music therapy in neurological rehabilitation is increasingly recognised and this practical manual provides comprehensive guidance for clinicians on the application of music therapy methods in neurorehabilitation.
Music Therapy in Dementia Care
Music therapy in dementia: Within the last decade music therapists have developed their work with the elderly and with people with dementia. Drawing on the diverse research and considerable personal experience of contributors from around the world, Music Therapy in Dementia Care takes a comprehensive look at music therapy as a means of improving memory, health and identity in those suffering from dementia - particularly the Alzheimer's type.
Music Therapy in Palliative Care
Palliative care: Within the last decade music therapists have developed their work with people who have life-threatening illnesses and with those who are dying. This book presents some of that work from music therapists working in different approaches, in different countries, showing how valuable the inclusion of music therapy in palliative care has already proved to be.
Research and Evidence
MusAbility has a research library that spans many pathologies involving specific case studies as well as qualitative and quantitative research which has been undertaken. These are available on request so please contact us if you are looking for certain evidence for funding, or for your interest, we would be happy to help.