Introduction to Music Therapy

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Key information:

Course dates:
Sat 13 – Sun 14 July 2024
Course times:
10am–5pm
Age:
18+
Art form:
Music
Fees:
£260
Deadline:
Bookings will close at 5pm on Sunday 30 June 2024 or when the course reaches full capacity
Level of study:
Short Courses & Summer Schools (ages 18+)
Mode of study:
In-person
Venue:
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
When:
Summer Schools (July–August) | Weekend Courses

Course info

This course is now full. Please join our waiting list and we will contact you if a place is available.

Ages 18+

Course Dates & Times

Saturday 13–Sunday 14 July 2024
10am–5pm

About Introduction to Music Therapy

This two-day course is delivered by tutors with wide-ranging experience in clinical and professional settings, via a combination of theoretical and practical sessions, case presentations and experiential learning. 

Participants will learn about the psychodynamically-informed approach to music therapy that is taught at Guildhall School, and what a music therapist’s career might look like.

Who is the course for?
  • Anyone considering a career as a music therapist.
  • Anyone interested in the MA Music Therapy course at Guildhall who would like an insight into the course.
  • There is no upper age limit on this course. We encourage and welcome participants from all ages 18 and over.
What can I expect?

You should expect:

  • Lectures and/or seminars
  • Practical group sessions
  • Audio and visual case studies from music therapists currently working in the field, with a variety of client groups
  • Examples of typical music therapy techniques
  • A session applying music therapy research techniques in a typical workplace
  • Experiential groups and time to reflect on a potential music therapy career
  • Tutors with extensive experience of clinical and musical applications of music therapy
Do I need anything for the course?

Participants will be encouraged to bring and use instruments and/or their voices if possible. Small percussion instruments and a piano will be provided.

‘The course was exactly what I hoped it would be, and more. It was arranged and executed really well and the speakers that gave presentations were all knowledgeable and engaging.’

– Robert, participant on Introduction to Music Therapy, 2023

Course Fee

£260
This course is now full. Please join our waiting list and we will contact you if a place is available.

Eligibility

  • For everyone aged 18+. There is no upper age limit on this course. We encourage and welcome participants from all ages 18 and over.
  • Participants must have sufficient English language skills to cope with course demands.

About the Course Tutor

This course is taught by Emma Kenrick and other tutors with wide-ranging experience in clinical and professional settings.

Emma completed her undergraduate degree in flute performance at TU Dublin before moving to London to do her MA in Music Therapy at Guildhall School of Music & Drama. She is a certified Neurological Music Therapist and Neonatal-ICU Music Therapist. She has experience working with both children and adults in a variety of settings with a range of needs across London. She has specialised in working with children and young people in ICU settings, child developmental centres, pupil referral units and schools for children with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

Emma also delivers a wide range of trainings for music therapists and non-music therapists, including using outcome measures in music therapy and training for school, hospital staff and peri instrumental tutors in using music as a supportive tool.

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