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What Is Music Therapy?

Musical Theatre and singing are not only used as a hobby or professionally they can be used to...
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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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Bridging the Gap

One of my most rewarding experiences was playing piano duets with a man who suffered with mental...
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Teaching Piano to Down syndrome Children in Spain

Down syndrome affects to 34,100 people in Spain, of whom 58.4% between the ages of 6 and 15...

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  • Nichola O'Connell Fulford, YO10

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    I am a passionate musician who aspires to teach in a holistic manner, focusing on pupils strengths and encouraging creativity.
  • Verity Jacklin North Finchley, N12

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    I am a professional trumpeter based in Finchley with a fun and positive approach to teaching. I am passionate about both teaching and playing, and I aim to enthuse and encourage my students.
  • Trudi Garth Central Rugby, CV22 Gold Member

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    My name is Trudi Garth and I've been professionally teaching and performing music both in the UK and abroad for over 24yrs.
  • 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.
  • Emily White Hazlemere, HP15 Gold Member

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    I enjoy teaching singing and musical theatre, either to concentrate on technique, work towards exams or prepare for shows and auditions. I tailor each lesson towards the individual student, to gain both a productive and fun lesson!
  • Lynne Phillips Plasnewydd, CF24

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    I am a highly experienced yet friendly and approachable piano teacher with a background in professional musicianship.
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  • What Is Music Therapy?

    Emily White Special Needs Music Teacher (Hemel Hempstead) Picture Musical Theatre and singing are not only used as a hobby or professionally they can be used to help people with additional needs to communicate and express themselves. The benefits of this are sometimes unquantifyable, but music can make a huge difference to someone's life, and can bring joy and...
  • Instrumental tuition for pupils with SEN

    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

    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

    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...