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Hannah visits project in Wales

Posted in Blog on 30th November 2016

Today I went to Wales with music therapist Liz Coombes who earlier on this year delivered one of our UK pilot skill sharing projects at Oaklands, a respite care home for children aged 4 – 18 with profound and multiple learning difficulties. Liz trained two long... Read on

Training of Trainers in Georgia - the conclusion!

Posted in Blog on 1st November 2016

Following Jenny’s blog earlier in the week, we just wanted to fill you in on how the 2-day intensive Training of the Trainers went… We spent Wednesday preparing for the training, after observing sessions in the three different settings (Public School 198,... Read on

Training of Trainers in Georgia - happening now!

Posted in Blog on 26th October 2016

So, Project Georgia has reached a new stage! Following two six week training projects (one in 2011 and one in 2014) and subsequent support visits, the request for Training of Trainers is being fulfilled this cold, wet week in October. Isabel and I arrived back... Read on

Final week of Highlands Skill sharing project

Posted in Blog on 20th September 2016

So that's it for now week 6 has come and gone! It's been a brilliant 6 weeks and I was so excited to see some fantastic work during this last week from the trained staff. I want to say a huge thank you to all the staff I have worked with during this project... Read on

Alexia's visit to Palestine Day 3

Posted in Blog on 18th September 2016

Over the past two days I have had the privilege of watching the people who completed our Distance Learning Programme here in the Occupied Palestinian Territories delivering music sessions with small groups of children.  I have been so impressed by the sensitivity... Read on

Alexia's visit to Palestine

Posted in Blog on 18th September 2016

Waiting at Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem, this morning I was reminded how amazing all our volunteers are who travel to deliver projects overseas for Music as Therapy International.  It is a long time since my involvement in any of our projects has taken me to a new country... Read on

Skill sharing in the Highlands: Week 5

Posted in Blog on 14th September 2016

Well it's week 5 already here in Fort William and this week I began to hand over work to some very capable ladies in Moss Park care home! I have been so pleased with the attitude, commitment and enthusiasm for the Music As Therapy project and am really excited... Read on

Skill sharing project in Wales - final week

Posted in Blog on 31st August 2016

The last session of the skillsharing project in Wales has now taken place, and what a triumph!  Before the session began, I was presented with a plan drafted by the session leaders Penny and Jayne.  Jayne had increased in confidence, and had brought her guitar... Read on

Week 1 - Skill sharing in the Highlands

Posted in Blog on 16th August 2016

Music Therapist, Clare Reynolds delivered a skill sharing project in Romania in 1999 and has since been involved with the charity through our advisory panel of Music therapist who meet once a year. We are therefore very excited to be supporting Clare to deliver... Read on

Skill sharing in South Wales

Posted in Blog on 27th July 2016

We are now over halfway through the skillsharing work in Newport S Wales, with staff plucking up courage to lead half a session each so far.  We’ve devised a super story involving jungle animals so the children can use instruments to make the sounds and bring... Read on

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