Exploring the Benefits of Artistic Expression
Exploring the Benefits of Artistic Expression, by Dorothy Watson Children with learning disabilities can sometimes struggle in a mainstream classroom, but parental support and encouragement at home can make a world of difference. Involving kids in the arts, in particular, … Continued
25th July 2022
The Calm Before The Music
‘The Calm before the Music’ by Jenny Capstick, Music Therapist, MusAbility As a Music Therapist, I often ponder about the session ahead. Whilst driving to a client’s home, walking down a hallway, or waiting in a therapy room for my … Continued
14th December 2021
Happy New Year from MusAbility!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from MusAbility! Just like that another year is over; however what a year it has been! We have to start this newsletter with a HUGE thank you to our clients – as always … Continued
9th January 2020
Q&A with Roz, MusAbility’s Director and Lead Music Therapist
As the weather has been so lovely recently, we took the opportunity to grab a coffee with Roz in the sun and have a little gab about being a music therapist, the Director of MusAbility and a lot more…. … Continued
13th June 2018
MusAbility Update! CBeebies, Radio 5 Live and expansion…
Well Hello! We’re back, after what can only be described as a busy and very successful year. So, what have we been up too I hear you ask?! Well we have expanded our team and taken on three new Music … Continued
25th May 2018
GDPR Privacy Statement May 2018
Privacy Statement May 2018 MusAbility have always been registered with Data Protection, and have treated your personal data with the highest level of security and respect that it deserves; however with the new data protection law coming into place … Continued
25th May 2018
MusAbility music therapy: a christmas compilation!
A compilation of Christmas songs performed and even written by some of our very special clients! Merry Christmas to you all and a very Happy New Year!! Love from Roz and the MusAbility Team xxx
20th December 2016
Adam’s First Music Therapy Session
Adam is eleven years old, he attends the Royal School for the Blind in Liverpool (www.rsblind.org), where specialised staff encourage him to respond and develop his skills to enable participation and learning. Adam is registered blind, has additional needs and … Continued
7th December 2016
A Song for Natasha
Milly has attended music therapy at a school for children with additional needs for almost three years. She often struggles with emotional expression, and music therapy has been a creative environment for her to release her frustration and aggression, as well … Continued
6th December 2016
‘Finley is a little boy that I worked with at a children’s hospice. He was a very poorly little one, having several seizures a day and often being exhausted and unresponsive. Fin used little eye contact and struggled to engage … Continued
9th September 2016
What our friends say about us
We use MusAbility for several of our clients who are currently, and have previously been through the medical negligence court system. MusAbility’s services are not only professional, timely and evidence-based in their clinical assessments, but the clients also show real developments in long-term work where many other health professionals declared none were possible. A truly inspirational team.
Medical Negligence Lawyer
Not only can we see the clear changes in behaviour for the children that attend music therapy…but it’s giving the staff new skills and techniques to work with the children that need a little extra support. Just brilliant.
Classroom Teacher, Mainstream School
It is absolutely fascinating to see how this child responds in music therapy…to be surrounded by verbal interaction, then be met in an environment when words are sometimes not used at all…it is incredibly impactive. I think it should be available to every child!
Support Assistant in Mainstream School
I have honestly never seen anything like it…music therapy reaches this child at such a profound level, we are in tears of joy every session, and their development visibly increases week to week.
Teaching Assistant, Specialist School
Some of the children in our school are that bit older…and they really struggle to engage both in the classroom and with staff on a 1:1 basis. Music therapy breaks down all boundaries. They love the sessions, and they think it’s so ‘cool’ that they are pushed to reach their potential…sometimes without even realising it!
Deputy Head Teacher, School for Children with Special Needs
Our music therapist is an integral part of our team. Not only do they engage clinically with the clients, but they also liaise with staff within the multi-disciplinary team…most importantly always putting the client first. We absolutely could not do without music therapy…and our clients wouldn’t allow it!