MusAbility Update! CBeebies, Radio 5 Live and expansion…
May 25, 2018
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 Therapists – this ensures that we can offer more sessions over a wider geographical area, we have also taken an Administrator on board now to answer all your emails and be in charge of our social media platforms.
Last June were took part in the BBC World Music Day in June 2017, Roz our Director was featured on CBeebies showing just how music therapy benefits children with autism, you can have a little look here…https://twitter.com/MusabilityMT/status/991614903705317377
Roz also took part in a talk on BBC Radio 5 Live last week regarding how music can benefit your mood. You can listen to the program for the next 28 days here…https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b2j5cq (then we’ll add another link for you!)
We’ve been busy making links with local charities and companies – as well as expanding the services that we provide. In particular, we’ve been hanging out with Hannah at Renew Birth Trauma Therapy (renewuk.co.uk) and Henshaw’s Society for the Blind (henshaws.org.uk). We now have two team members who are qualified to do full neurological assessments, and are solidifying relationships in Neurology…watch this space for exciting news!!
…there was a little house move too, as well as some big birthdays.
So that’s the recap, it doesn’t seem like much but it’s amazing how quickly a year in MusAbililty goes by.
This time we’re here to stay, there will be more posts added to our blog over the next few months. We will be covering all sorts of music therapy related topics and explaining more about what we do.
If you have any questions about what MusAbility does, or questions regarding music therapy itself then please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org we will certainly be happy to do a blog post about it.
As always, many thanks for your ongoing support, if you’re not already don’t forget to give us a follow on instagram / twitter / facebook!
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- The Calm Before The Music
- Happy New Year from MusAbility!
- Q&A with Roz, MusAbility’s Director and Lead Music Therapist
- MusAbility Update! CBeebies, Radio 5 Live and expansion…
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!