Liberal art courses have given a great contribution to the understanding of juvenile deviance phenomena by offering several strategies in order to make the experience of imprisonment - when it is unavoidable - be an opportunity for real re-education. This work shows how music therapy, which was born aiming at improving the quality of life by means of the sound (music, sound, rhythm), is employed in its teaching shape for being effective and innovative within correctional institutions. The main phases of planning, achievement and assessment in a music therapy laboratory are shown. This laboratory took place in the juvenile prison in Acireale (Catania, Italy), drawing attention to the results of the path, its strong points and weak ones.
Keywords: Music therapy, prison, deviance, minors, educating, laboratory.