Taru Koivisto is a post-doctoral researcher, music therapist, and music educator, who has also served as program-manager professional and administrative leader. She is experienced with using a range of socially engaged music and arts practices in diverse contexts, including education, healthcare, eldercare, and immigration services, as well as with health promotion projects and activities with children, adolescents, adults, and senior citizens. She has worked as a music teacher and special music educator in various settings, including higher music education, music academies, and adult education. She established her own music therapy clinic in 2008, specializing in community music therapy, adolescent and child psychiatry, and special needs services.
Currently, Koivisto is working as a post-doctoral researcher at CERADA, in the Economic Evaluation of Cultural Health and Wellbeing project (ArtWell) funded by the Finnish Government and in an in-service training and development project called Kreativ personcentrerad vårdkonst.
Information on the public defence of the doctoral dissertation of Taru Koivisto (June 21, 2022): https://www.uniarts.fi/en/events/public-defence-of-the-doctoral-dissertation-of-taru-koivisto/
Doctor of Music, University of the Arts Helsinki Music Therapist, Eino Roiha Institute
Master of Music, Sibelius Academy Entrepreneur´s Further Vocational Qualification, Omnia
Forskning och publikationer
Koivisto, T.-A. (2022). The (Un)Settled Space of Healthcare Musicians: Hybrid Music Professionalism in the Finnish Healthcare System. [Doctoral dissertation, Uniarts Taju Repository]. https://taju.uniarts.fi/handle/10024/7582
Tutkimus- ja kehityshankkeet:
Economic Evaluation of Cultural Health and Wellbeing -project. (2022–2023). https://uefconnect.uef.fi/tutkimusryhma/kulttuurihyvinvointitoiminnan-taloudellinen-arviointi-hanke/
Kreative person-centrerad vårdkonst (2021–2024). https://www.abo.fi/projekt/kreativ-personcentrerad-vardkonst/
Benin Rhythms Project 2022.
Etämusiikkiterapian tutkimushanke (2021–2022). https://www.tarumusiikki.com/post/mita-etamusiikkiterapia-on ArtsEqual Research Consortium (2015–2021). www.artsequal.fi