Interactive Music Therapy: A Positive Approach : Music Therapy at a Child Development Centre


The interactive music therapy approach to working with children establishes a constructive musical dialogue, facilitating communication in children and families who usually find this process very difficult. In this practical and accessible guide. Amelia Oldfield describes the eight points central to this method of working: the motivating aspect of music therapy sessions, the structure inherent in sessions and in music making, the balance between following and initiating, the basic non-verbal exchanges, the fact that children can be in control in a constructive way, movement combined with music, playfulness and drama in music, working jointly with parents.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2006


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