Book Review: The use of voice in music therapy


  • Melanie Kwan Washington Adventist University



book review, voice, music therapy, vocal psychotherapy


This book provides a comprehensive and wide discussion about applying the voice in music therapy. Some depth was also provided with four levels of applications, and an entire chapter devoted to focused training as a precursor to vocal psychotherapy work. The author shares a wealth of resources as well as insights from her clinical work and experiences, citing current research evidence that will be useful for a wide audience, from undergraduate students to experienced therapists or educators.


Schwartz, E., Boyle, S. R., & Engen, R. (. 2018. ). Functional voice skills for music therapists . Dallas, TX. : Barcelona Publishers



How to Cite

Kwan, M. (2020). Book Review: The use of voice in music therapy. Dialogues in Music Therapy Education, 1(1), 38–43.