Coming Soon: A “Suggested Reading” list for those interested in learning more about Music Therapy, interested in entering the profession of Music Therapy, and interested in learning more about specific fields of Music Therapy!
In the meantime, please feel free to peruse this extensive list of music therapy literature.
Ritholz, M. & Robbins, C.
Themes for Therapy
More Themes for Therapy
Books About Music Therapy
Group Analytic Music Therapy
Being in Music: Foundations of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy
Here we are in music One Year with an Adolescent in Creative Music Therapy Group
Music-Centred Music Therapy
Paths of Development in Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy
Playin’ in the Band: A Qualitative Study of Popular Music Styles as Clinical Improvisation
The Study of Music Therapy: Issues and Concepts
Guidelines for Music Therapy Practice in Adult Medical Care
Music for Fun, Music for Learning
Healing Childhood Trauma through Music and Play: Nordoff-Robbins Monograph Series, Volume 6
Bonny, H. and Savary, L.
Music and Your Mind: Listening with a New Consciousness
Music and Consciousness: The Evolution of Guided Imagery and Music
Music Therapy: A Fieldwork Primer
Music Therapy: Group Vignettes
Guidelines for Music Therapy Practice in Pediatric Care
Bruscia, K. & Grocke, D.
Guided Imagery and Music: The Bonny Method and Beyond
Bruscia, Kenneth E.
Case Examples of Guided Imagery and Music
Case Examples of Improvisational Music Therapy
Case Examples of Music Therapy At the End of Life
Case Examples of Music Therapy for Autism and Rett Syndrome
Case Examples of Music Therapy for Children and Adolescents with Emotional or Behavioural Problems
Case Examples of Music Therapy for Developmental Problems in Learning and Communication
Case Examples of Music Therapy for Event Trauma
Case Examples of Music Therapy for Medical Conditions
Case Examples of Music Therapy for Mood Disorders
Case Examples of Music Therapy for Multiple Disabilities
Case Examples of Music Therapy for Musicians
Case Examples of Music Therapy for Personality Disorders
Case Examples of Music Therapy for Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses
Case Examples of Music Therapy for Self-Development
Case Examples of Music Therapy for Substance Use Disorders
Case Examples of Music Therapy for Survivors of Abuse
Case Examples of Music Therapy in Bereavement
Case Examples of the Use of Songs in Psychotherapy
Case Studies in Music Therapy
Defining Music Therapy
Music for the Imagination
Readings on Music Therapy Theory
Self-Experiences in Music Therapy Education, Training, and Supervision
The Dynamics of Music Psychotherapy
Guidelines for Music Therapy Practice in Mental Health Care
Music Therapy Supervision
Galerstein, N, Martin, K. & Powe, D.
Age-Appropriate Activities for Adults with Profound Mental Retardation
Music Therapy Improvisation for Groups: Essential Leadership Competencies
Music as Therapy: A Dialogical Perspective
Experiencing Race as a Music Therapist: Personal Narratives
Feminist Perspectives in Music Therapy
Psychodynamic Music Therapy: Case Studies
Inside Music Therapy: Client Perspectives
Guidelines for Music Therapy Practice in Developmental Health
Katsh, S. & Fishman, C.
The Music Within You
Music and Life in the Field of Play: An Anthology
International Dictionary of Music Therapy
Langenberg, M., Aigen, K., & Frommer, J.
Qualitative Music Therapy Research: Beginning Dialogues
Lee, Colin A.
Music at the Edge: The Music Therapy Experiences of a Musician with AIDS (1996)
The Architecture of Aesthetic Music Therapy (2005)
Lee, Colin A. & Houde, Marc
Improvising in Styles: A Workbook for Music Therapists, Educators, and Musicians (2010)
Levin, Herbert & Levin, Gail
Learning Through Music
Learning Through Songs
Functional Piano for Music Therapists and Music Educators: An Exploration of Styles
Psychiatric Music Therapy in the Community: The Legacy of Florence Tyson
Developments in Music Therapy Practice: Case Study Perspectives
Meyer, Peter; DeVillers, Jessica & Ebnet, Erin
Guitar Skills for Music Therapists and Music Educators
Acting Your Inner Music
Variations in Guided Imagery and Music: Taking a Closer Look
Music Therapy for Premature and Newborn Infants
Nordoff, P. & Robbins, C.
Creative Music Therapy: A Guide to Fostering Clinical Musicianship
Music Therapy in Special Education
Music Therapy for Handicapped Children
Therapy in Music for Handicapped Children
The Use of Guitar in Music Therapy
Emotional Processes in Music Therapy
Essays on Analytical Music Therapy
Music Therapy in Action
Reitman, Alan D.
Songs in Group Psychotherapy for Chemical Dependence
Rickard-Lauri, P., Groeschel, H., Robbins, C., et al.
Snow White: A Guide to Child-centred Musical Theatre
The Rhythmic Language of Health and Disease
Music for the Hearing Impaired and Other Special Groups
What a Wonderful Song Her Life Sang: An Anthology of Appreciation for Carol Robbins
A Journey into Creative Music Therapy
Robbins, Clive & Robbins, Carol
Healing Heritage: Paul Nordoff Exploring the Tonal Language of Music
Resource-Oriented Music Therapy in Mental Health Care
Music Therapy: A Perspective from the Humanities
Music Therapy: Improvisation, Communication, and Culture
Music, Therapy, and Early Childhood
Music-The Therapeutic Edge: Readings from William W. Sears
Music Therapy: Death and Grief
Music, Motion, and Emotion: The Developmental-Integrative Model in Music Therapy
Multiple Perspectives: A Guide to Qualitative Research in Music Therapy
Sounding the Self: Analogy in Improvisational Music Therapy
Culture-Centered Music Therapy
Elaborations Toward a Notion of Community Music Therapy
Authentic Voices, Authentic Singing: A Multicultural Approach to Vocal Music Therapy
Unkefer, Robert & Thaut, Michael
Music Therapy in the Treatment of Adults with Mental Disorders: Theoretical Bases and Clinical Interventions
Verney, R. & Ansdell, G.
Conversations on Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy
Wheeler, B; Shultic, C. & Polen, D.
Clinical Training Guide for the Student Music Therapist
Wheeler, Barbara L.
Music Therapy Research (2005)
This list is constantly being developed. Please be patient with us as we add resources. If there is a book you think should definitely be added to this list, please feel free to contact us about it either in the comments section or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org