This is is an inspirational manual that offers users effective ways of entering the field of music groupwork with adults of all ages and abilities. This title contains practical ideas for instrumental, vocal and listening activities, ranging from basic directing gestures, clapping and free improvisation to chanting. It pays attention to groups with particular needs, such as elderly people and those with learning disabilities.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Chris Achenbach is a music therapist and composer. He is Music Therapy Manager with Borders Community Health Services (NHS Trust), working in the learning disability and mental health services. His interest in music groupwork stems both from his professional training and experience, and holds a postgraduate diploma and also joint work with community musicians in a variety of settings over recent years. His teaching commitments include the extra mural Music as Communication course at the University of St Andrews.