Music Therapy

The Pedagogy of Listening

Listening requires the intention of the Person.  Do you listen to answer, control, manipulate or understand?

The key to effective interpersonal communication is understanding via empathetic listening.  Emphathetic listening is the desire to understand, resonate and vibrate at the same frequency as the other person (not necessarily agree with).

The listening curve is a picture of the person’s filtering, with a dimension of desire.  Bone hearing plays an important role. Selectivity is the capacity to analyze. Laterality is a factor…

Concerning the psychological dimension – the brain tells the ear how to function (Audio Psycho Phonology by Dr. Tomatis).