An Introduction to the Nordoff Robbins approach to Music Therapy
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Understand a person-centred approach to music therapy
This introductory six-week course will help you explore music therapy through the Nordoff Robbins person-centred approach.
Youâ€™ll gain an understanding of how music therapy works today, and how the practice has developed over the last half-century.
Exploring your own relationship with music along the way, youâ€™ll discover the key elements of how music therapy works and can help in a range of settings.
Discover the pioneering work of Nordoff Robbins
Youâ€™ll examine the early work of Paul Nordoff and Clive Robbins who pioneered â€˜music as therapyâ€™.
Once you have understood music therapyâ€™s roots, youâ€™ll discover the current work carried out through the charity, Nordoff Robbins UK. Youâ€™ll explore the importance of music-making, the role of groups and communities, and the worldwide impact of the work from the UKâ€™s largest independent provider of music therapy.
Develop the skills of a music therapist
Youâ€™ll discover how the approach to music therapy has evolved to meet the needs of our changing world, and the critical skills needed to become a music therapist, such as the importance of listening.
Youâ€™ll also have an opportunity to explore therapeutic development through shared music therapy case studies.
By the end of the course, youâ€™ll have a solid understanding of the importance of music therapy, your relationship with music, and the role of a music therapist.
This course is designed for anyone interested in music therapy and the Nordoff Robbins approach.
You donâ€™t need any prior experience to join this introductory course.
Youâ€™ll need to be able to access the course through your computer or through a mobile device. Additionally we would recommend the use of a â€˜reflective journalâ€™ where you can make your own notes.
- Summarise the core principles underlying Nordoff Robbins music therapy
- Compare the ideas presented in the course to your own experience of music making
- Critique older Nordoff Robbins ideas and literature in the context of the culture of their time, and compare to more recent developments
- Debate the implications of music therapy ideas and practice for wider society, particularly the roles available to disabled and disadvantaged people
- Evaluate the salient musical details that contribute to a particular musical interaction
- Reflect on the nature of music, its place in human development, individual experience, society and culture
- Develop your understanding of music therapy further, and engage with the wider world of practice, opportunities and literature in music therapy