"More Than A Song" Book
A collection of music therapy vignettes from Barbara Dunn, with an accompanying CD (not included).
Through this book, readers can experience tender and inspirational moments made possible through music. It answers the questions many people have when they first hear about music therapy: “What is it exactly? How does it work?”
The first half goes right to the heart of music therapy with vignettes that paint a picture and tell a story. They explore a wide variety of challenges one may personally face or be facing with a loved one; or, they may be challenges experienced by a neighbor or others in one’s community. The struggles with a major illness, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, childbirth, Autism, or homelessness; all of these and more are touched upon in this book and transformed in some way by music. It inspires the reader not only to appreciate the healing power of music, but also to find his/her own relationship to music.
The second part of the book follows up with some general information about music therapy and highlights some interesting research in the field. It provides the reader with a glimpse into some of the author’s favorite “tools of the trade.” More Than a Song is a unique package that is inspirational and informative to the non-music-therapist public and heartwarmingly reflective for experienced music therapists. It is an accessible read that is sure to strike a chord in every reader’s heart.