Intentions : L’objectif de ce mémoire est d’examiner la relation de l’auteure avec la musique à travers plusieurs moments de sa vie et comment ceci peut influencer son travail clinique en art thérapie.
Questions/Hypothèses : The author asks the following question: «What is [her] relationship to music and how might this affect [her] music therapy practice?» (p. 2)
Échantillon/Matériau : «The materials used in this study included a self-reflection journal, a recording application, an iPad with a microphone, and recordings of [the author’s] improvisations.» (p. 8)
Type de traitement des données : Analyse de contenu
Looking back at her results, the author writes that «[t]hrough the explication phase of research, which included axial and selective coding, three main themes emerged. These themes were Family, Motivations, and Making Music Together. The theme of Family was only present in the first phase of my life, but through examining the data I found it was very influential during this time. During the axial coding phase, the themes of family influence in music and making music with family members were combined. […] This theme is still included in the results because throughout this stage I was beginning to grow and learn in music, and my family had considerable influence on this development. The first experiences I had with music were with my family. I also shared many musical experiences with my grandmother (nanny). From a young age, whenever I started to sing, I was always told that I had my nanny’s voice, almost as if it had been this special gift that was passed down to me. I began to sing in the choir with my nanny and aunt, and enjoyed our time together. […] Music education literature often discusses the role of family in music learning, indicating that families with musical skills and enjoyment often pass their experiences on to younger generations […].» (p. 13-14)