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World Congress of Music Therapy - Tsukuba, Japan

Posted in Blog on 12th July 2017

I have just returned from the World Congress of Music Therapy in Japan, honoured to have been presented with an award at the opening ceremony [World Federation of Music Therapy Advocate of Music Therapy for major contributions to the promotion of music therapy... Read on

My work experience with Music as Therapy International

Posted in Blog on 11th July 2017

As the first year of my two year A Level course comes to a close, I’m beginning to look at what I want to do in the future and what path I will take. My name is Iona and music has always been a passion of mine from a young age. However, now I am looking to take... Read on

Local Training and Support Visit (Rwanda) - Week Two

Posted in Blog on 7th July 2017

Our second week in Rwanda was split between preparation for a new up coming 6 week skill sharing project in Kigali and an existing project in Gisenyi, North West Rwanda. Lindsay and I gave ourselves all of Monday to catch up on some project admin from the week... Read on

Additional Training for Local Partners (Rwanda)

Posted in Blog on 26th June 2017

I'm lucky enough to be visiting Rwanda for the third time. But Lindsay, our new International and UK Programme Manager, is experiencing Rwanda for first time. As well as the many strands of the Rwanda Programme we are here to deliver, it also marks the... Read on

Training for Trainers (Rwanda)

Posted in Projects on 22nd June 2017

So pleased to hear from Lindsay and Hannah, that the Training for Trainers project was a success. The Local Partners who took part in this short course earlier in the week are today running their own training for 7 local staff working in different centres for... Read on

Musical Instruments arrive in Romania

Posted in Projects on 22nd June 2017

Georgiana Savin is a Romanian psychotherapist who completed our Distance Learning Programme in 2015. At that time she was working in a Special School in Cluj, where she ran music sessions until 2016. Georgiana still volunteers at the school, but she also has her... Read on

Blended Learning Programme (Occupied Palestinian Territories)

Posted in Projects on 21st June 2017

Today sees the start of our Blended Learning Programme in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. We are delighted to be working in partnership with Musicians without Borders to offer this introductory training in how music can be used with young children with disabilities... Read on

Rwanda Programme field work underway

Posted in Projects on 20th June 2017

Our International and UK Programme Manager, Lindsay McHale, and our Rwanda Programme Officer, Hannah Hulin, have arrived in Kamembe, Rwanda. They will spend a week here delivering training for staff who work with children with disabilities. Thank you to @rwanda_aid... Read on

Leaving but not letting go: Jane's Story

Posted in Blog on 20th June 2017

Taking a look at Jane Robbie's 17 years working for Music as Therapy International - the experiences, the changes - and what the future has to bring for her and the charity (with special thanks to our Ambassador, Kate Robinson for capturing this story) Jane... Read on

Waterways Children Centre Skill-Sharing project update

Posted in Blog on 26th May 2017

On Friday 3rd March we went back to visit the team at Waterways Children's Centre in Thamesmead, South East London. It was such a delight to observe the practitioners running the Interactive Music-Making (IMM) Groups with such enthusiasm and ownership. Having... Read on

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