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Music therapy with children: A complementary service to music education?

Bunt, Leslie


Leslie Bunt
Occasional Associate Lecturer - CHSS - HSS


Bunt, L. (2003). Music therapy with children: A complementary service to music education?. British Journal of Music Education, 20(2), 179-195.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jul 1, 2003
Deposit Date Jan 21, 2010
Journal British Journal of Music Education
Print ISSN 0265-0517
Publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 20
Issue 2
Pages 179-195
Keywords music, music therapy, music education
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Additional Information Additional Information : This article positioned music therapy within its wider social, policy and musical contexts, contributing to the current international debate on the place of music in relation to health, education and social change. A case example explores links and differences between processes in music therapy and education supported by underpinning theory. Bunt's own research is used as evidence of effective practice and the article challenges music therapists to explore: a wide range of music, including the use of technology; different areas of practice (adoption services, crisis intervention in mainstream schools etc); and diversity of roles (therapist, adviser, trainer etc.).