Music Therapy – What is it?

Music Therapy – What is it?

by Robin Bates, music therapist Of all the people I work with, there is one girl who can help me tell you what music therapy is about. She’s Bridget. A stunningly beautiful girl, eighteen years old. She has cerebral palsy, spends most of her life in a wheelchair, can’t move much and has no words. She’s part of a group of six teenagers I see for 45 mins every Tuesday at the Curnow School, Redruth. After five sessions with this group where I tried to help the people play xylophones, a guitar, pieces of percussion, I began to work with the voice. I sang a simple two note melody, offering […]