Themes for Therapy

Carol Robbins
Clive Robbins
Paul Nordoff
Joseph F. Fidelibus
Carole Kolb
Colin Lee
Alan Turry
Jacqueline Birnbaum
Laura Beer
Richard Thompson
Walter Stafford
Yelena Yulman
Suzanne Nowikas Sorel
Mie Yaeda

Edited by Michele Schnur Ritholz & Clive Robbins
Piano Reduction/Vocal Score
Instrumentation: Voice/Piano/Instrumental
Item Number: O5444
Number of Pages: 104
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

This extraordinary book is the outgrowth of the work done at the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy at New York University. Founded in 1988, the center, which is part of the Graduate Music Therapy Program at NYU, provides outpatient services for children and adults in the New York area, as well as serving as a venue for advanced training in music therapy. The music contained in the collection, all of it original, is offered for use by music therapists, music teachers and music specialists working in special education, and musically skilled activity therapists working with a range of special needs populations. Most of the materials are also eminently suitable for preschool children, and some can be used in the early elementary grades. Themes for Therapy has evolved from clinical work with clients of diverse developmental levels, needs and abilities. Each piece of music in this collection was either specially composed or improvised for individual or group therapy. Contents include greeting songs, songs to promote self awareness & socialization, songs to promote physical awareness & movement, easing transitions & encouraging play, goodbye songs, instrumental pieces for drum & cymbals, resonator bells/mellophone, and tambourine/small percussion & multiple instruments.

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Editor Ritholz, Michele Schnur , Robbins, Clive


Table of Contents
A Personal Note from the Editor
About the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy
Descriptions of the Songs
Let's Look and See
Good Morning To You
Let Me Introduce Myself
Hello! Hello! Hello!
When You See a Friend Say "Hi!"
Welcome, Welcome
Our Very Own Music
How Many People in the Room?
Let's Sing a Song
What Time is It?
Let's Sing Our Song Together
Clap Your Hands
Five Fingers
Up So Tall
Shake Out Music
Don't Go to Sleep in Music
What's Next?
Uh-Oh, It's Time to Say Goodbye
It's Time to Say Goodbye
Are You Ready?
I Have a Drum
Can You Play the Bell?
Beat! Beat! Beat the Drum!
Let Me Hear You Beat That Drum!
Yes, You Can!
What Shall We Do?
Play Your Bell
Simon's Bells
Can You Play?
Let's Make Some Music
You Can Play the Tambourine!
Orienal Temple
Lydian Dream
Catch the Beat (Original Version)
Catch the Beat
Dinosaur Ball