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Using Musical Improvisation As A Treatment Strategy

with Alan Turry


Creative improvisation supports one’s ability to harness the emotional, aesthetic, organizing and communicative powers of music through live improvisation. During this two-day workshop, practical musical resources will be introduced through experiential music-making activities with a focus on interaction through various improv methods.

Topic highlights include:

  • Experiential music-making class focused on instrumental, vocal, physical, verbal and emotional goal-directed improvisation
  • Learn to improvise compositionally, creating melodic phrases, rhythmic patterns and songs
  • Learn to develop and apply improve techniques to your therapeutic practice or use as a tool for personal development

Within this course, you will not only learn practical tools to apply creative improvisation in your therapeutic practice but also become familiar with various treatment strategies including supporting, enhancing, evoking and challenging yourself and clients to meet their goals through music.

This is the eighth course in the Integrative Sound & Music Certificate Program — a 12-part, 9-month intensive study of the power of sound and music — and can be taken as either part of the SMI Certificate Program or individually.

Note: This program will be offered online. Sessions of all our online programs will be recorded and shared with registrants after each is completed for 90 days.


  • Prerequisites: No 
  • Supplies list for the class: N/A
  • Zoom Software Requirements: This is an online course which requires Zoom webinar software. Zoom is easy to use. Click HERE to make sure your computer is set-up correctly.

A Two-Day Workshop
Saturday, January 9, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EST; 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST
& Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm EST
Early Bird Discount: $145 by November 27

Using Musical Improvisation As A Treatment Strategy

  • 2 Session(s)
  • Jan 09 2021 10:00 AM EST





Alan Turry, DA, MT-BC, is managing director of the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy at NYU’s Steinhart School. Dr. Turry is on the editorial board of Music and Medicine, The Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives, and The Nordic Journal of Music Therapy.


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