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Introduction to Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy for High School Students

July ​23 ​- ​24, ​2024

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM EST ​ 

This is a remote 2-day program on Zoom open to high school students.

Program Fee: $300

Learning Objectives: 

This program will include:

  1. Information about the field of music therapy and how one becomes a music therapist
  2. Historical and philosophical foundations of the Nordoff-Robbins approach to music therapy
  3. Video examples and case studies of clinical work
  4. Musical resources and improvisational techniques in assessment and treatment
  5. Self-reflection exercises about music as a personal resource

While attending remotely from your own home, you will be able to participate in the program with voice, piano, guitar, or other instrument of your choice – experimenting with the musical concepts as they are introduced.

Instructors: Zachary Kandler, MA, LCAT, MT-BC, Director, Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy; Mariana Aslan, MA, LCAT, MT-BC; and NYU Steinhardt Nordoff-Robbins Center staff.

Schedule and Format: The program is scheduled for 9:30am–4:30pm (Eastern Time), with a total of 120 minutes of break time each day. Format includes lectures, video excerpts of clinical work, and experiential workshops. 

Prerequisites: None. We welcome all high school students with an interest in learning about the field of music therapy.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Enrollment is limited. If there is insufficient enrollment, the program will be canceled and all fees refunded. Your place in the program will be guaranteed if we receive payment in full by July 09, 2024. A 50% refund will be given for cancellations requested up until 14 days prior to the start date. No refunds will be given within the 2 weeks prior to the start date. Registered participants who cannot attend may send a substitute with prior notification.


Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy

The Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy is committed to the belief that everyone possesses a sensitivity to music that can be utilized for personal growth and development.

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