Handbells in therapy
Journal/Book: Journal of Music Therapy. 1976; 13: 49-53.
Abstract: Handbell ringing has been an integral part of the music therapy program at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Center for more than 8 yrs. The bells have proven to be a most versatile and flexible medium in music therapy. The handbell group is simple to structure and provides a successful experience for the patient. The unique and most important aspect of this musical procedure is that each participant must perform independently to complete the song. The blend of independence and dependence further structures the group and provides an excellent base for appropriate behavior. Once meaningful relationships have been established, members of the group may move on to discuss feelings and attitudes which occur not only in the group but away from it.
Note: handbell ringing in musical therapy
Keyword(s): Music therapy