Who is this class for: This course will be relevant for anyone who has an interest in the ways that music can be used to enhance health, wellbeing and connectedness. You don't have to be a musician to be able to understand and use some of these ideas, but an interest in music will make the learning more rewarding and enjoyable. For those who work in hospitals and settings that value scientific evidence, unit one will be most relevant. Unit two is designed for those working in educational contexts, with both an interest in music learning and other achievements. Unit three focuses on mental health, with a particular emphasis on psychotherapeutic concepts, both traditional and contemporary. Unit four uses the parent-infant relationship as a way of illustrating music in intimate relationships and may be particularly interesting for parents. Unit five is oriented to community development and emphasises empowering ways of working with communities. Unit six draws heavily on knowledge from indigenous cultures and explores the importance of cultural sensitivity within and between people of all cultures.


Created by:  The University of Melbourne

LevelBeginner
Commitment6 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week
Language
English
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 of 37 ratings

A very informative lesson for all of us who teach music to all ages and people with special needs.

It is the most complete Music Therapy Online course I have ever seen.

Very informative and put it across very well, covered almost every aspects of music as a tool and can be apply to heal anything, i think this course will be more successful if people like me and us who all participating and learning about How music change life, and not only limiting this knowledge to us but share and spread awareness about How music actually can change life in real, I would be glade to conduct workshop explaining and share everything i learn from this course.

This was a wonderfully developed overview of music therapy. The instructors were knowledgeable and their interviews engaging to watch. The plethora of information between the videos, writings and articles were second to none. Well done! Clearly a lot of effort on the part of the instructors. My only difficulty was that for the final assignment, I had so many things running through my head that I had to narrow down and focus what I wanted to present. I could have written a dozen different scenarios with all the information I gathered from this course. It was well worth my time and money for the certificate. I would love to take a followup course.