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Skill-Sharing in Worthing: Week 4 - Rapids and strong tides

Posted in Blog on 15th February 2017

Time is rushing past on the skill-sharing project, and we have successfully navigated a few rocky outcrops in the form of illness.  Clients and staff have suffered with a virus, but the sessions went on in a flexible and reduced format.  How stalwart and enthusiastic... Read on

Skill sharing project in Worthing - an update!

Posted in Blog on 31st January 2017

In my own neck of the woods. (Or, the South Coast/Worthing Project) Right from the beginning, I have been interested in bringing the skill sharing concept to groups here in the UK.  There is so much need, and so many people who can benefit, particularly in dementia... Read on

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

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