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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

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

Final week and Follow Up (Worthing)

Posted in Blog on 5th April 2017

The final stage of any of our 6-week introductory training projects is when the participating staff take over the music sessions themselves.  Music Therapist Hazel Child, who has led an introductory training project in a care setting for people living with dementia... Read on

An update from Jane Robbie

Posted in Blog on 28th March 2017

After 17 years of working for Music as Therapy International I have made the difficult decision to leave my current role in the office.  I say difficult because it really has been a very tough decision!  I have been working closely with Alexia, the whole team... Read on

An update from our new Programme Manager, Lindsay McHale

Posted in Blog on 24th March 2017

It's been a very busy and exciting first few weeks in my new role as UK & International Programme Manager for Music as Therapy International.  The team have been incredibly supportive, patient and helpful showing me the ropes and teaching me about the different... Read on

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