September 18, 2014
It’s been some time since we’ve posted, but wow have we been busy!!
MusAbility have been in the media a lot recently, as has music therapy this past two weeks, which is so exciting for our growing profession.
The most exciting for all of us so far was the BBC6 Music interview that we did on the Mary Anne Hobbs’ weekend breakfast show about music therapy
with older adults who have dementia. This is an area of our work which needs it’s own blog, and one will follow, but it was an opportunity to
really express the impact that music therapy can have with people that are confused, agitated and who struggle to express themselves verbally.
The staff at BBC6 music really seemed to understand music therapy
and supported our work massively, which is still so encouraging, even a couple of months down the line!
We’d love to hear your thoughts on the show – listen again here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p027j4ps
- Q&A with Roz, MusAbility’s Director and Lead Music Therapist
- MusAbility Update! CBeebies, Radio 5 Live and expansion…
- GDPR Privacy Statement May 2018
- MusAbility music therapy: a christmas compilation!
- Adam’s First Music Therapy Session
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!