Friday, December 9, 2011

goodbye clive

RIP Clive Robbins

Clive, along with his partner Paul Nordoff, was pretty much the founder of modern music therapy. Clive was an educator, Paul was a superhuman piano improvisor and they developed their model by assiduously documenting their improvisations with severely disabled people. The Nordoff Robbins centers still provide very low cost music therapy for people who need it. Clive was probably the closest thing to a walking fairy tale creature I've met. He also liked to drink wine from a box. One of the good guys.