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News - 2013

Improving Dementia Care in Wales

Posted in Projects on 18th October 2013

I'm just back from a dynamic and interesting meeting with a wide group of people involved in the care of people with dementia in Wales, who are keen to look at whether care staff and activity organisers in care homes might be skilled to use some musical activities... Read on

Support visit in Georgia

Posted in Projects on 15th October 2013

Music Therapist, Sarah Whiteside,spent the last week in Georgia offering support to our Local Partners at Public school #200 in Tblisi. We were pleased to receieve some really positive and encouraging feedback from Sarah: "Staff told me the music programme has... Read on

Georgia 2013

Posted in Blog on 12th October 2013

So it’s my last day here in Tbilisi, Georgia, and I’m only now getting around to writing this. I’ve been here for a week visiting Public School #200, observing music sessions and having some discussions with staff about how they might continue to develop... Read on

Big Lottery Fund Grant!

Posted in Fundraising Events on 11th October 2013

We are very pleased that our new Chilterns-based Interactive Music-Making course, scheduled to begin in January 2014, has been awarded a grant from the Big Lottery Fund. The grant will be a huge help as we work on rolling out the new course, and we are very grateful... Read on

Cardiff Half-Marathon - sponsors needed!

Posted in Fundraising Events on 4th October 2013

The wonderful Lenny Sayers, Robert Plane and Anna Cleworth are running the Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday 6th October, to raise money for Music as Therapy International. They write: "We're all members of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. We're running the... Read on

HIghly Commended

Posted in Blog on 28th September 2013

On Thursday evening the Music as Therapy International team attended this year's Third Sector Excellence Awards. We were excited to be highly commended for the 'small charity, big acheiver' award. It was a really lovely evening and a great opportunity for us to... Read on

Bringing Music as Therapy to Myanmar

Posted in Blog on 25th September 2013

We are really pleased to hear from Dana Jacobson who Tsvia Horesh, our project partner, recruited from Israel to take on the role of assistant during this 4 week project in Myanmar. We hope you enjoy the updates and photos from the first two weeks."First week:... Read on

News from around the world

Posted in Projects on 20th September 2013

This autumn is an exciting time for Music as Therapy International and we have several projects taking place in different places. Please read our blog to keep uptodate with what is happening in Romania, Rwanda, Myanmar and, shortly, Georgia. Read on

Family Days in Rwanda

Posted in Blog on 20th September 2013

Disability in Rwanda is still very misunderstood. There is a huge amount of stigma and shame attached to having a disabled child and it is common for families to be ostracised by the community or even abused. There is a deep seated belief that a family with a... Read on

First update from project Myanmar

Posted in Blog on 18th September 2013

News just in from our partner, Tsvia Horesh, whose project in Myanmar is underway now:"So much to say about the first week... We spent 4 days visiting the schools... we had time to watch the daily schedule and think about possible kids for 1 to 1 music sessions... Read on

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