Happy New Year from MusAbility!
January 9, 2020
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 our clients have brought us much joy and happiness, it makes our job so much easier when we get the opportunity to work with the most wonderful people daily. Without you all we wouldn’t be where we are today!
2019 has seen a fair few changes, with our sparkly new website, and we’ve seen the MusAbility family expanding again with new team members, and a new student program to support trainee music therapists. We’ve supported music therapy research with Edge Hill University, and we’ve provided lectures to students on various courses. We’ve been chocka with meetings and presentations, as well as working with our wonderful clients and keeping in touch with all of our supporters far and wide! In November after lots of hard work behind the scenes we announced our partnership with Chiltern Music Therapy. This means that we have a direct link with the most prestigious Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) charity in the country and can essentially offer more NMT to more clients in the North of England than ever before!
We could not be prouder of our wonderful team of admin, music therapists, neurologic music therapists and community musicians, and are grateful to each and every one of you for your hard work, loyalty and tireless enthusiasm.
So, what will the New Year and the new decade hold for MusAbility? Well that would be telling! However, we can assure you we are already working hard now to ensure the services we are currently providing become even better.
From us all here at MusAbility –
The very best wishes for 2020.
Lots of Love,
Roz and MusAbility Team xx
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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!