Music Therapy Course
The only requirement is that you want to learn how to affect the mind through music; traditional therapists and musicians alike will benefit whether your medium is your voice, a music instrument or a Hi-fi stereo system, as the emphasis is on affecting transformation through sound; not the way in which that sound is produced.
So with the introduction out of the way you can think of every trial and tribulation of life like a giant composition; both the highs and the lows with a resonance from one thing to the other like a giant orchestra.
You’ve probably heard psychologists quoting that only about 7% of the meaning people get from a conversation is through the actual language; whereas the other 93% is through the body language of the speaker and the way it’s spoken.
Many people think back upon one of the famous speeches of history, for example Abraham Lincolns Gettysburg address, yet would it have been remembered if he had delivered his speech entirely without rhythm, emotion or melody? The point of this introduction is that music is at the core of what we are, it can have both a profound impact on our psychology and our psychology can have a profound impact on the way in which we perceive music. Because of this music can be used as a profound tool for therapy and deep transformational change. You are here because you intuitively know this, and you want to learn about how to use music to assist positive change in people.
When you do a music therapy course like ours you will better understand how these phenomena are interlinked, how the law of resonance comes into play, how particular music opens particular doors in our psyche.
Read on to learn about the course, who’s teaching it and why we’re the best choice for your music therapy education…,
Competent Teachers, High Quality Material
Erik has extensive expertise in most popular forms of counselling since the 70’s, including but not limited to gestalt therapy, bioenergetics, psychotherapy and dream analysis, and extensive esoteric studies under the late Irish healer Bob Moore and the Danish teacher PHD Jes Bertelsen. Erik has a natural ability to teach, manage groups and through the years has developed an uncanny ability to hit the nerve of an issue; and in the process cutting straight to the core of a problem. Erik has run over 300 workshops using music as one of the primary tool for transformation, with many different participants, amongst them laymen, caregivers, psychologists and singers and musicians.
So his level of knowledge and personal experience offers you a completely unrivalled level of quality and support that will both lead you in the right direction, teach you what you need to know; a level of quality which many people tell us is completely unmatched in the industry.
Now this is where you come in, as someone who’s wanting to learn more about music therapy, being able to tap into this kind of experience, gain some of the many insights in a grounded and broad manner that normally take years to master from a seasoned professional in the field, all the while only learning those theories and techniques that will actually help you to help a person is a pretty valuable resource and a great head start you won’t get from many other music training institutions.
The entire course is designed from the ground up to give you exactly the information you need; no ineffective techniques or purely academic theories here as we promise you that you will find this course jam packed with information on music psychology, how to apply it and those little titbits of insider knowledge that take many years of experience to learn.
Upfront Realistic Expectations with Integrity in Accreditation
However it’s different in counselling because there is no universally accepted way of changing people, it’s very subjective.
To cut a long story short, the only accreditation that really matters in the field of counselling is if you’ve gone the full way and done a university course in social services, psychology or similar. Those courses won’t teach you how to actually work with people, so this you will have to figure out on your own or through a course like ours.
Now on top of this you’ll be lucky to find an elective in music therapy at a university, let alone one that covers the breadth and scope of these theories.
Our course is not accredited by any external body because the few organisations that do exist that can truly accredit this type of material or the breadth of the course would for the most part neither offer you any real assurances or matter much on your resume. They would however drive up the cost of the course.
This course will provide you with a solid foundation in the different areas of music psychology and counselling, it will take a practical approach and provide you with 1 on 1 support and coaching from a highly experienced teacher in the field either face to face or over the phone.
How University Compares to This Music TherapyCourse
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- Our assessment is not compulsory unless you want our certificate at the end, at which point you must pass all assignments with satisfactory marks.
- See our money back guarantee
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The Teaching Style & Learning Environment
Completed online, in your own time and at your own pace.
All material is available both online through a login protected section of our website and provided as a weekly email where you will receive a lesson each week until the course is complete. You can freely choose to study through one or both of these methods, at no additional cost.
Each lesson has a quiz at the end that is there to test your knowledge and does not get assessed by us.
At the end of the course there is an essay that will get assessed by us, and must be passed if you wish to receive a certificate at the end.
All assessment is optional; you only have to satisfactorily complete the assessment IF and only IF you want to receive a certificate at the end.
All assessment may be retried as many times as you need to in order to pass.
Unlimited email support is included.
Material is easy to read, straight forward and will be immediately accessible to anyone who has passed year 10 English or better.
Complex statistical knowledge or advanced mathematics is NOT required; compassion is. We tell you what works; we don’t make you read long and dry academic studies to help someone.
1/2 an hour of 1 on 1 face to face or in person coaching is provided with the course free of charge. Additional individual tuition is available at a rate of $135.00 an hour.
Curriculum & Pricing
Why music workshop
The intuitive use of music
Music in the working phase
Stanislav Grof and music as a stirrer
Music, the aura and the chakras
The group aura
J. S. Bach
Music for the dying
1 on 1 Teaching & Coaching
Unique to Starbridge is 1 on 1 teaching that can
either be done face to face, through Skype or via the telephone. In
these sessions you will be able to ask any questions you have and have
Erik explain the concepts, act as your sounding board and give you
He can also if need be counsel or coach you through any issues you might personally have that are preventing you from being at your best.
In a typical classroom setting there are 20+ people and the teacher needs to go through the material in a way that will cater for all. While in our courses you will learn the material at your own pace in the comfort of your own home in front of your computer and then talk to Erik personally to have questions explained and points of confusion cleared up.
In this way you get the best of both worlds. The time can be split up over smaller blocks if you prefer.
Normally an hour doesn’t sound like that much, but this isn’t a high school or a classroom setting, it is individual, personal and 1 on 1; and on top of this you will already have gotten a solid foundation to build on through the course work so it will be very efficient use of both your time and ours.
You will receive 1/2 hour’s worth of 1 on 1 tuition with your purchase of this course, and as Erik’s normal hourly rate is $135.00 for counselling sessions and extra tuition; you are only really paying $82.50 for the material and certificate.
Why We Are So Affordable
This course is completed entirely online, so we don’t have to pay for expensive classrooms or facilities.
The course is based upon the material from a classroom based Music therapy course we used to run, so apart from periodic updates and refreshers it was mostly already written.
We don’t have to pay for expensive accreditation that wouldn’t benefit you.
Tuition is short, efficient, to the point and 1 on 1.
You pay for exactly what you need.
Not everyone uses all their allotted tuition, so we can afford
to give you more tuition without reducing our hourly wage.
We firmly believe that access to psychology and music
psychology knowledge should be affordable so our margins
are fair and we will keep them that way.
We know you’ll be satisfied with our courses, and to back this up each of them come with a 30 day unconditional 100% money back guarantee when you pay upfront. You are even welcome to keep any and all material you’ve received from us. Please note:
Used tuition is non refundable and the standard rate of $135.00 an hour will be deducted from your refund.
Payment plans are non-refundable; you can simply cancel at any time, even past the 30 days, at no further obligation. And if you decide you want to do the course again, you only need to pay the difference.
Below you will find just some of the feedback we’ve recieved from our students, we could have included more; though we thought this got the point across.
Once again, I thank you for a wonderful, informative and educational web site / learning experience.
Thank you so much for your e-courses I have enjoyed them.
Thank you for sending me this course. I am finding the contents very interesting and useful.
Thank you for such an interesting and enlightening experience of your web site & it’s content. I am working my way through your readings page by page, and you are providing me with a great deal of insight to varied methods & theories.
I’m doing well here and I’m seriously reading. I am really happy because i have so far grasped new concepts which I did not know. […] Thank you for the good work you are doing.
[Ulla & Erik’s] approach has been deeply transformational for me over the years and I still find their workshops in particular to facilitate profound levels of meditation and awareness. [Ulla & Erik’s] compassionate and insightful support has been invaluable to me, and their integrity has always been of a very high level.
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I just wanted to thank you so much for this opportunity to study counselling from a transpersonal perspective, and for the invitation for personal growth which seems to be a direct aspect of the way you structure this learning. It is such a unique gift that you offer these courses online and the beginning modules for free.
I am very interested in your concepts and theories. I am the Program Manager and Senior Counsellor at a Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre.
Just wanted to say thank you. And, I love your site.
I am so happy I have discovered you.
I am enjoying the course.
I just want to let you know that I am enjoying the course very much and going well with the multiple choice questions.
I am making the teachings part of my life and will do so long after completion of the programme. I have been supplementing what I have been reading with like
literature and that serves to reinforce all that I am learning. […] Again, thanks for everything.
I find your courses will fit in very very well with what I want to accomplish. […] I think I should thank the influence of the collective consciousness on Google for helping me find you!
My heartfelt gratitude for an insightful course. It was well structured and cross cultural in perspective and detail. I will continue to refer to the modules for it’s timeless wisdom and believe that my paper will reflect the appreciation I felt throughout the learning process.
Thank you for an insightful and comprehensive course.
I am enjoying the content of the course thus far!
Hello I am a teacher and a director of a children centre in Kenya I wish to enhance my counselling skills. GOD BLESS YOU.
Thank-you for the affirmative comments, they are much appreciated and thank-you for the opportunity of studying this course - I found it very helpful and informative. […] Once again, thank-you for a wonderful course.
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The material is easy to follow and very credible […]
Enrol Now & Take Your Education to the Next Level
So moving forward you have the option of paying upfront or starting a payment plan. The course will take you approximately 14 weeks to complete.
That’s only $1.53 a day to learn music therapy! Our payment plans are 100% interest free, and if for any reason you want to cease or suspend your education with us, you may cancel or pause the payment plans at any time at no penalty.
This flexible approach allows you to study in your own time, at your own pace while taking away the cost barriers that are usually associated with getting
So if you at all are interested in learning about music therapy
why wouldn’t you take the first steps and commit yourself
to an inexpensive and flexible payment plan that will allow
you to build your knowledge and develop these skills?