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Introduction to Nordoff Robbins Scotland Music Therapy

Summer School for Adults

Introduction

This short summer course will provide students with an introduction to music therapy.

Over the two days the use of music therapy will be explored with theory and discussion. Students will also learn from audio and video case studies, as well as taking part in experiential improvisation and practical elements.

Students will finish this course with a greater understanding of music therapy, and an understanding of how music can impact on a range of client groups and change people’s lives for the better.

The deadline for booking this course is Friday 1 June 2018 at 12pm.

 

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Introduction

This short summer course will provide students with an introduction to music therapy.

Over the two days the use of music therapy will be explored with theory and discussion. Students will also learn from audio and video case studies, as well as taking part in experiential improvisation and practical elements.

Students will finish this course with a greater understanding of music therapy, and an understanding of how music can impact on a range of client groups and change people’s lives for the better.

The deadline for booking this course is Friday 1 June 2018 at 12pm.

 

Delivered in partnership with:

Nordoff - Landscape Tagline Logo - Red

Course outline

This course will provide you with a general introduction to music therapy. It will detail how music as therapy has evolved and developed into what is practised today.

You will benefit from learning about what music therapy is and why music is such an effective therapeutic medium.

On the first day of the course, you will explore the origins of therapeutic music making and how it began to evolve in the UK and across the globe. You will also consider what clinical areas music therapists can expect to work in and what client groups can benefit from a music therapy input.

Having looked at the profession more generally, the course will address music therapy as a clinical intervention. A short study will be provided of some theoretical influences that have guided music therapy thinking.

On each of the two days, practical exercises will be included to demonstrate and explore musical elements, including pulse, rhythm, melody and harmony. Practical techniques, such as meeting, supporting, matching and enhancing will also be included.

Students will learn from a combination of case presentations, presentations of relevant theory and practical sessions, looking at how music can be used as a main communicative tool. Audio and video examples will also be included, with extracts from real music therapy sessions.

On the second day of the course you will go further in your discussions and look at how music therapy has been influenced by writers and thinkers from other disciplines such as Maslow, Winnicott, Jung and Freud. You will also learn how to take your training further with other music therapy training courses in the UK.

Guided by the Course Leader you will examine a range of clinical areas through case studies including working with people with learning difficulties, mental health problems, autistic spectrum disorders and in palliative care.

Financial support



Agnes Allan Bursary

Agnes Allan was a teacher, passionate about inclusion, and this bursary scheme exists to offer support to students to participate in the performing or production arts.

The Agnes Allan Bursary provides some support to students who may require financial assistance to take part in a short course in dance, drama, music, production or screen.

Anyone who wishes to take part in our Lifelong Learning courses and faces a financial barrier can apply for bursary support to help meet the cost of tuition fees.

More information about the Agnes Allan Bursary.

 



Staying in Glasgow

Many of our students travel from across the world to join us for an open day, study on a short course or attend a summer school at the Royal Conservatoire.

Residential accommodation for summer school students travelling within the UK or from overseas is available at Liberty House. This is the student accommodation that our full-time students use during term time. Please note that this accommodation is only for students aged 16+.

The modern, self-contained flats are located in the city centre of Glasgow, just ten minutes walk from the Royal Conservatoire. They consist of single en-suite units and have a communal kitchen that you can use to store and prepare food during your stay. You can find more information on their website.

For 2017 summer school students, the prices start at £139.50 for 7 nights (excluding bedding pack). Kitchen packs/items are included as standard for Summer School students. Bedding packs are not provided in the bedrooms, but can be purchased from Liberty House for £30 on application.

Places are strictly limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

If you have any access requirements, Liberty Living are happy to discuss accommodation arrangements to ensure they suit you.

The Conservatoire is not able to make reservations on your behalf. Please contact Liberty Living with any queries on +44 (0)141 248 9949 or libertyhouse-glasgow@libertyliving.co.uk.

If you are having trouble finding accommodation, please contact us directly and we will aim to help you find somewhere to stay.

If you would prefer to stay in hostel, B&B or hotel, click see our list of short term accommodation in Glasgow for a list of alternative accommodation or you can see the Visit Scotland website.

 

Entry requirements

No previous musical experience or knowledge of music therapy is required and anyone with a genuine interest in music therapy or who may be considering a career in this area is encouraged to join the course.

Please note that this course will not qualify students to practise as music therapists, nor would it guarantee acceptance onto accredited music therapy training. This is not a therapy group but a teaching course.

Preparing for your course

Suggested reading:

  • Darnley-Smith, Rachel & Patey, Helen M. (2003) Music Therapy, London: Sage Publications Ltd.
  • Pavlicevic, Mercédès. (1999) Intimate Notes , London: Jessica Kingsley.
  • Simpson, Fraser. (2008) Every Note Counts , London: James & James.

There will be opportunities for practical music making, so it would be advisable to wear loose comfortable clothing.

At a glance...

Introduction to Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy 10am-5pm 20180705 205 Application Deadline: 20180604

Offers

Promotional Offers

We offer a selection of promotional offers for our Lifelong Learning courses, take a look!

To receive the promotional offer code, contact lifelong@rcs.ac.uk before booking a course.

 

Who is this course for?

This course is for adults aged 18 and over. Some course material, for example, discussing client’s vulnerabilities, may be emotionally demanding.

This summer school may be of interest to healthcare professionals or anyone with an interest in music therapy.

At the end of the two days, students can expect to gain:

  • a greater understanding of music therapy
  • an understanding of the background of specific music therapy theory influences
  • knowledge of music therapy in different settings (through case study)
  • practical experience of using music as an improvisational tool