Oxford Seminar in the Psychology of Music: Eleanor Tingle

Free to attend, no registration required. Watch the stream via YouTube.

This session will use contrasting examples of clinical work in different settings to consider the complex understanding of neurological, physiological, and psychotherapeutic principles which inform music therapy. Despite the increasing quantitative evidence of clinical efficacy, music therapy remains a small and somewhat misunderstood profession. Through asking the questions ‘What do we hear? What do we feel? What do we know?’ we will examine a little of the intimate clinical interactions between client and music therapist and seek to understand more about the interweaving of musical, intellectual, and emotional underpinning required by music therapists in order to ensure effective clinical interventions.

Eleanor Tingle is an HCPC registered Music Psychotherapist and Chair of the British Association of Music Therapy.

Eleanor qualified as a Music Psychotherapist in 1993 (Bristol) and completed an MPhil in 2000 (Bristol) which considered moments of meeting between client and therapist in Music Therapy sessions.  As well as being a Music Psychotherapist and clinical supervisor, Eleanor trained as a Neurologic Music Therapist and as a practitioner in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music. Eleanor established and taught an undergraduate module in music therapy at the University of Birmingham. Her clinical experience includes working in the fields of: end of life; children’s hospital units; specialist educational settings; and mental health. Eleanor’s clinical specialism is working with traumatised children and young people who are offending or on the cusp of offending. 

After founding a music therapy charity which she ran for over 20 years, Eleanor now works full time as Dean for Welfare at St Peter’s College.

About the Series:

The Oxford Seminar in the Psychology of Music (OSPoM) features leading researchers presenting a wide variety of topics in the intersection between music and psychology. The Seminar is convened by Eric Clarke and Manuel Anglada-Tort (University of Oxford).

Enjoying a position at a neglected part of the clock, seminars will start at 4.56pm GMT, and will last for 90 minutes – 45 minutes of presentation followed by 45 minutes of discussion. These seminars are open to all and are hosted in a hybrid format: join in person (in the Committee Room of the Oxford Faculty of Music) or remotely via YouTube (on the Faculty’s YouTube channel).

Please visit our main series page for details about past and forthcoming seminars.