Krzysztof Stachyra, PhD, a music therapist and a music teacher. Assistant professor at The Department of Music Therapy and Music Education at Maria Curie Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland. His clinical experience has been with psychiatric adults and children with mental disabilities. He is an editor of Music Therapy Basics (2012); Models, Methods and approaches in Music Therapy (2012); an author of Polish Publications Supporting Music Therapy for Children (2001); Music Therapy and Music Imagery in the Development of Emotional Competence (2009); also co-author of Music and Art Therapy in Polish Language Publications (2007). Currently he is a President of Polish Music Therapy Association (PSMT) and The Polish Association for Therapy Through Arts. He also works as a Co-editor for Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy ( and The Journal of Biomusical Engineering.

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