How Music Helps

A new book by Gary Ansdell, Director of Education for Nordoff Robbins explores the ways music can help people in their everyday lives and as a tool for music therapy.

The book draws from Ansdell's long experience as a music therapist, and from the latest thinking on music in everyday life. Vibrant and moving examples from music therapy situations are twinned with the stories of 'ordinary' people who describe how music helps them within their everyday lives. Together this complementary material leads Ansdell to present a new interdisciplinary framework showing how musical experiences can help all of us build and negotiate identities, make intimate non-verbal relationships, belong together in community, and find moments of transcendence and meaning. The book can be purchased with a 50% reduction by using the code 50BMM14N on the attached link.