Margret Elson: The Piano and the Couch

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Local author Margret Elson discusses her latest book, The Piano and The Couch: Music and Psyche.

Elson, master piano teacher and psychotherapist, explores the relationship between music and psychology.

She presents detailed descriptions of real-life case studies of musicians in trauma and how, through the interweaving of psychological and musical approaches, they regain their passion for music.

The stories, like those of Oliver Sacks, capture the imagination of people curious about the interplay between pathology and, in this case, artistry.

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