The Implementation of Batia Strauss's Method of Active Listening to Music with Didactic and Therapeutic Aims during Music Classes in Polish Public Schools

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Renata Gozdecka


Active Listening, music therapy, Batia Strauss


The article chronicles the implementation of Active Listening to Music, a pedagogical method developed by Batia Strauss that has become extremely popular in Poland in recent years. Strauss, working at Levinsky College for Teachers in Tel Aviv and managing the Branch of Music Teaching at the Jerusalem Music Academy, led workshops for a wide circle of participants worldwide. This article includes aims and forms of music therapy as used in Polish schools, a description of the method of Batia Strauss, particularly its therapeutic features, and means of implementation of elements of Strauss’s method through a variety of music therapy techniques as adapted in Poland.

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