Monica Ettmayr Monica Ettmayr

Active music therapy

Active music therapy works with musical instruments which lure you into trying them out. These include Orff instruments (drums, xylophone, rattles, singing bowls, etc.). No musical knowledge is needed: the fewer pre-conceptions you have the better. The aim is not to learn how to play the instruments – that is incidental. It is more about learning how to play with others freely and without any prior plan. Just trust chance, intuition and togetherness and experience what ensues.

Music can help tell a story. Experiences and feelings that you are not even conscious of can find an expression for which there are no words. Particularly for restless children and people with a disability this can provide a good opportunity for you to really let yourself go.