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Instrumental tuition for pupils with SEN

Some individuals display the narrow-minded view that children with Special needs such as autism...
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The importance of music with Special Needs

  In my 18 years of teaching, I have seen a decline in the significance of Music as a National...
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Music and Language

For my B(mus) Honors Dissertation, I wrote 10,000 words on the topic of Music Therapy. Here is...
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Music Therapy

Who has Music Therapy? Music is a primarily non-verbal medium which communicates across all...

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  • Tori Handsley Amersham, HP7 Gold Member

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    I am available to teach piano & harp. (A.L.C.M). I have performed internationally with artists including Nigel Kennedy and I am an active part of the music scene which adds to my versatility and skills to offer.
  • Nichola O'Connell Fulford, YO10

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    I am a creative, enthusiastic musician who is willing to adapt my lessons to meet individual needs. I have experience in both teaching large classes and one to one lessons.
  • Dominique Pizzinat Penge, SE20 Gold Member

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    I have been teaching drums for 30-ish years. It is challenging but also fun, wonderful… fantastic!' I teach beginners, amateurs, pros... I prepare up to Grades 8 (Trinity College and Rock School) Age range: 4 to 75 Let's Drum!
  • Dr Stephen Oxley Shirland, DE55 Gold Member

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    I believe that each student is a unique human being and tailor make my lessons to suit the individual and his or her needs. I am passionate about Music and have over 30 years experience as a Full Time Director of Music in Independent Schools.
  • Saphia Amr Wimbledon, SW19 Silver Member

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    An enthusiastic Psychology and Music tutor. Has Masters degree in Psychology (MSc) Currently studying Music Therapy at Roehampton University and living and working in the London area.
  • Heather Fury Central Daventry, NN11 Silver Member

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    As a newly qualified Music Therapist, I feel that my love of music permeates through every area of my life. I find inspiration and great enjoyment from teaching a variety of people and would describe my teaching method as caring and supportive.
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  • Instrumental tuition for pupils with SEN

    Michelle C Gibson Special Needs Music Teacher (Wolverhampton) Picture Some individuals display the narrow-minded view that children with Special needs such as autism are 'unable' to learn to play a musical instrument. My position as an experienced teacher of 18 years is that this is an unfounded and out-dated point of view. Why shouldn't pupils with specific needs...
  • The importance of music with Special Needs

    Michelle C Gibson Special Needs Music Teacher (Wolverhampton) Picture   In my 18 years of teaching, I have seen a decline in the significance of Music as a National Curriculum subject in schools.  It fills me with indignation that it is one of the first subjects to be neglected when it's time for 'SATS' or anything else deemed as more important! The National...
  • Creating Music that Moves

    Special Needs Music Teacher (South East London) Picture Through empirical findings, I believe that the immersion in various forms of art is mutually profitable. All arts can be used as a complement to each other, equipping us with creative tools that can be applied to any type of artistic expression. For example, I often find inspiration in art...

 

  • Music and Language

    Heather Fury Special Needs Music Teacher (Northampton) Picture For my B(mus) Honors Dissertation, I wrote 10,000 words on the topic of Music Therapy. Here is an extract about the relationship between music and language and it's relevance to Music Therapy.    There are some striking similarities when comparing music and language. Looking first at a...
  • Music Therapy Editor's Pick

    Special Needs Music Teacher (South East London) Picture Who has Music Therapy? Music is a primarily non-verbal medium which communicates across all ages, genders and cultures. Music therapists work within a wide range of settings, and with diverse client groups. People who may benefit from participating in music therapy sessions include those who...
  • Bridging the Gap Editor's Pick

    Special Needs Music Teacher (South East London) Picture One of my most rewarding experiences was playing piano duets with a man who suffered with mental health problems. Many of the centre users at MIND drop-in were not apparently very ill, but once you engaged in conversation with them, it became obvious that some were painfully shy, unresponsive,...