About the Author
Dr Gary Ansdell is an experienced music therapist, trainer and researcher - currently Director of Education at the music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins. He has published widely in the fields of music, music therapy, and music and health/wellbeing, and is co-editor, with the music sociologist Tia DeNora, of the Ashgate Series Music and Change: Ecological Perspectives.
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface; Introduction: music’s help. Part I Musical Worlds: Musical ecologies; Musical lifeworlds. Part II Musical Experience: The music of experience; Aspects of musical experience; Helpful musical experiences. Part III Musical Personhood: Musical recognition; Core musicality; Musical identities; Musical performances. Part IV Musical Relationship: Musical connection; Musical companionship; Musical dialogue; Musical meeting. Part V Musical Community: Musical togetherness; Musical hospitality; Musical belonging; Musical ritual. Part VI Musical Transcendence: Musical epiphany; Musical thresholds; Musical hope. Conclusion: musical flourishing. Appendix; Bibliography; Index.