How does it work?
It is critical to recognise the importance of the relationship which develops between the music therapist and the client through the course of the process. This is an alliance that allows for important emotional processes to evolve which may help the client progress. Within the music itself, structured activities allow for musical transitions to evolve. These transitions can act as a catalyst for change or movement in the therapeutic process or the personal life of the client (Wigram, 2004). It is also possible to work in a more musically directed framework with less personal therapeutic emphasis. Some clients may wish to focus purely on a musical goal. This can be discussed during the initial meeting.