Blog #6 Musical Instruments in Music Therapy Music therapist uses a wide range of musical instruments in a session. As opposed to many people’s impression of a music therapist who simply ‘pick up a guitar and sing to a group of client’ or ‘turn on the loudspeaker and play classical music tracks’. Music therapy is so much much more than that. In a music therapy session, instruments ranges from the usual piano and guitar, to tuned percussion like marimba, xylophone, glockenspie
Blog no. 4 Music therapy in psychiatric hospital Music Therapy in the mental health field is one of my most passionate area of work, it’s a very demanding, challenging yet very rewarding field.
In my final year of training as a music therapist, I was placed in a local hospital with an inpatient psychiatric unit in UK. It has a dedicated department of arts therapies, with a team of art, music, drama, movement, play therapists working there full time. Patient who are staying
Exploring the topic of the ‘unconscious’ has always been my passion, in fact this topic was my final thesis in my MA music therapy- “More than music: an investigation into the unconscious processes and their manifestation in music therapy”.
As a music therapist trained in the UK, recognizing and understanding unconscious processes are considered as one of the key element in psychodynamic music therapy especially in improvisational music therapy and Guided Imagery and Music.