The stories and reflections in this book describe powerful encounters between nine music therapists and their clients. These clients include four-year-old Giorgios, who is terminally ill; Wendy, a deeply disturbed child who has been rejected by her mother and abused; Olive, suffering from senile dementia; and Steve, who is suffering from HIV/AIDS. Through music therapy each discovers his or her creativity, and, in the process, how to come to terms with suffering. The stories also reveal the passion and integrity of nine music therapists who themselves undergo profound changes as a result of their work.;"Music Therapy - Intimate Notes" is a practical and inspiring introduction to music therapy which shows the range of its possibilities in different settings. It provides a lively and informal theoretical foundation for music therapy, and for connecting music to our intimate, personal and collective lives.