Happy 5th Birthday MusAbility!!
6th September 2018
Happy 5TH bIrTHDAY!
| “Music therapy is literally the only thing in my daughter’s week that she enjoys…in a parade of exercises, appointments, examinations, people and being moved from place to place…she can be seen, be truly met, show her personality, have fun and develop her skills. It’s an incredible thing to see.’
Alison, Mother of child with Cerebral Palsy
Here we are the BIG 5 and what an amazing five years it has been for all of us here at MusAbility.
Our company has grown in leaps and bounds over the past few years and we have taken on new music therapists, which now means that we can offer more sessions over a wider geographical area! We have also brought our lovely administrator Gemma on board to answer all your emails and enquiries and be in charge of our social media platforms and blogs. On top of this, we have extended our services to offer community music for settings that need one-off inclusive music sessions, bigger music groups, and also for ongoing musical input for clients that have been discharged.
Over the past year we have been fortunate enough to have a lot of media attention – we took part in the BBC World Music Day, Roz our Director was featured on CBeebies demonstrating music therapy for children with autism. We have also taken part in a research program on BBC Radio 5 Live discussing how music can benefit your mood, and on our birthday itself, we spent the afternoon on Coast1079 talking all things music therapy. We think it’s fair to say that Roz now enjoys the limelight!
We have been busy making links with local charities and companies and providing referrals to other relevant organisations, charities, after-school centres, voluntary groups, holistic therapies and relevant professionals to support our clients as best as we can. We now have two team members who are formally qualified to do full neurological assessments and provide ongoing neurological music therapy, and as of October we’ll have some further exciting updates around this!
We want to say thank you to all of our clients, followers and guides for their ongoing support, advocacy, encouragement and positivity – there is nothing more important to us than the people that we work with, as without our clients and supporters, we literally would not exist. It’s been an incredible five years, and we’re so excited about the future!