Book review: “Music Therapy: Death and Grief” (Chava Sekeles) – Reviewed by Tamsin Dives

Volume 6 (1) 2014 – Book review

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Music Therapy: Death and Grief (Chava Sekeles)

Reviewed by Tamsin Dives

(pp. 39-41)


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Music Therapy: Death and Grief
Chava Sekeles
Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers (2007)
149 pp., ISBN: 1-891278-46-0


Tamsin Dives trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, gaining the AGSM in 1982. For twenty-two years she pursued a diverse career as an opera and concert singer. In 2005 she returned to the Guildhall to retrain as a music therapist. Since qualifying she has worked with adults with severe learning difficulties and challenging behaviour and brain injury. She served on the British Society for Music Therapy committee and she was a ‘buddy’ for the Terence Higgins Trust. She has also been, for many years, a proactive member of her local community using Music and the Arts as a collaborative tool to bring different groups together. She now works as a music therapist at St Christopher’s Hospice in South East London.