WHAT STAKEHOLDERS AROUND THE WORLD SHOULD KNOW ABOUT EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC THERAPY
A note to [...] from Music Therapists Around the World Idea and Design by Petra Kern, Ph.D., MT-BC, MTA, DMtG imagine editor-in-chief Compiled by Rose Fienman, MSW, MT-BC imagine editorial assistant The imagine Color of Us series features international voices of early childhood music therapists. This year, 12 authors have each been invited to write an essay about a topic that is highly relevant in their respective countries. A range of fundamental questions are addressed, including the following: What should early childhood educators know about collaboration? What should parents know about the benefits of music therapy interventions? What should professionals know about where music therapists work? What should communities know about music in the home? What should students know about service projects abroad? While there are many similarities in how music therapists practice and provide services worldwide, each country has its own nuances based on federal policies, socio-economic status, and cultural norms. That said, the benefits of music therapy interventions remain the same for young children and their families.
imagine 7(1), 2016
In this issue, over 70 authors from 12 countries share their dedication and passion for early childhood music therapy with imagine readers....