Music Therapy

MUSIC IN EDUCATION AND THERAPY

 “Music plays an important role in our everyday lives. It can be exciting or calming, joyful or poignant, can stir memories and powerfully resonate with our feelings, helping us to express them and to communicate with others.” (British Association for Music Therapy 2018)

We have no courses planned at present – when we next plan our next courses they will be displayed here.

Expressive work with percussion instruments and voices– using drums, shakers, bells and voices, develop improvised pieces of music using rhythms and ambient sounds that reflects colours, moods, feelings.

Soundscapes– working in small groups, develop pieces of ambient music that reflect images, landscapes, journeys . . .

Stories and Music– working in small groups, either write, or use an existing story to set with musical accompaniment,  A powerful method of self expression which allows individuals to explore their own experiences through the medium of story making.

Songwriting – Another powerful way of expressing inner feelings and issues  through song lyrics, combining with either ambient or structured music forms. A range of simple, easy to play instruments can be used, including ukuleles and other stringed instruments and percussion. Songs can be recorded and taken away from the sessions.

Singing – Your chance for a really good sing-along! A selection of songs with guitar accompaniment to clear the airways, raise the heart rate and regulate breathing.