Having seen the extraordinary effect that music has across cultures and society, in 2014 I retrained at Nordoff Robbins, London to explore this more deeply.
Since graduating I have had the pleasure of working with children, young people and adults with learning difficulties from many different backgrounds.
The voice is the purest form of expression. Giving yourself permission to learn how to sing is a powerful gift.
I work with a range of clients and organisations to find their voice.
This can include improving technique, audition preparation, recordings and performances.
I also work with those new to their voice or those who have experienced trauma.
Using medative techniques we can work together to unlock your voice and help free an inner sense of identity.
Team building through music can be a fun way to create memories for staff and enhance wellbeing in the workplace. Become a choir for an afternoon or write new lyrics about your company to a well known song.
Encourage the poets and songsmiths to express themselves!
I design content for courses and programmes across a wide range of abilities.
Feel free to contact me and discuss your teams musical needs.
Songwriting is an intensely creative process giving rise to expression and emotional freedom through melody and words.
Songs are inside us - all around us.
I offer 2-4 hr workshops to groups and individuals.
Skype sessions available.
I currently work at St. Magnus Hospital in Haslemere with clients over 55 with a number of functional mental illness, Parkinsons, Dementia & Huntingtons disease.
Music connects to each and every person as it sees no bounderies and makes no judgements.
Music can be the key to unlock potential and expression, especially in those with PMLD and spectrum disorders including autism.
I welcome enquiries from schools, day centres and individuals who want to explore this avenue for their clients or relatives.
I have experience working with non verbal students using songwriting and improvisation.
Please see below for my articles published on this subject.
I’m passionate about sharing the extraordinary power of music. Presentations of work can be meaningful shared experiences for both performer and audience.
Please contact me to speak or present work about the value of music in healthcare at your conference.