A Glimpse Inside a Music Therapy Session
February 25, 2014
One of our faculty, Esther Thane, shares this video of a 3 year old
boy she works with in her Music Therapy Studio.
The boy has Autism, he's
non-verbal, and he responds very well to musical experiences.
video you will see how willing he is to express through music. His musical,
expressive language is considerably more understandable given he isn't able to
communicate with others using words. Notice how Esther musically supports and
encourages his exploration at the piano, how engaged he is with her from a
musical perspective (knowing that children with Autism often have difficulty
with social connections), and the variety of expression he uses. Esther
mentioned that she finds it easy to understand what he's trying to say in the
Thanks to the young boy's family and to Esther for their
willingness to share this glimpse into a Music Therapy session.
teaches Music Therapy voice, vocal techniques and vocal improvisation in the
Capilano University Bachelor
of Music Therapy program. Esther has a thriving Private Practice, ET Music
Therapy, working with children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder continuum.
Esther has been an Accredited Music Therapist for the last 17 years. Esther
is a contributor for an online Autism resource network called Mundo Pato, where you can
find two of her online courses.