Young people today are born into society inundated with constant, short-term, passive stimulation, while often socially isolated. Music improvisation in music therapy gives them an opportunity to slow down, listen to one another, be present, be playful, be curious, be creative, be together, or just be.
Engaging in imaginative play is about meeting a child where they are and becoming part of their world for a moment.
[Scene: Music Therapist is walking into hospital]
Step one: SANITIZE SANITIZE SANITIZE
Step two: Greet (and be greeted by) the temperature checker!
“Good morning to you! In the last 48 hours, have you experienced any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell?”
Step three: Have temperature checked. Good to go!
“... and don’t forget your screening sticker!”