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We have a new Field Project starting in Greenwich!

Posted in Blog, Projects on 14th November 2017

We are delighted to announce that we have started a new UK music skill-sharing project this week, in partnership with Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. This is the second music skill-sharing project we have delivered together. Ruth Kumar & Leana Crookes are the Music... Read on

A final update from Ballachulish

Posted in Blog, Projects on 2nd November 2017

Well we have got there!! the hand over day of our project in Abbeyfield Care Home in Ballachulish. For the past 8 weeks or so I have made the 50 mile round trip to Ballachulish, mostly in the rain it has to be said, where i have been met with a warm welcome each... Read on

Update from Ballachulish

Posted in Blog on 2nd October 2017

Delighted to share the latest enthusiastic update on our Introductory Training project in Ballachulish, from music therapist Clare Reynolds telling us about the increasing involvement of staff members Paul, Bev and Jessie: "Really exciting to be handing ownership... Read on

Blended Learning in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Posted in Blog on 14th September 2017

I was up bright and early (4am!) last week for a 140 mile drive to Heathrow. The mission?  To fly to Tel Aviv and thence travel to Beit Sahour, Palestine to deliver the Intensive Study Weekend with Alexia.  This part of the training is an intrinsic part of the... Read on

News from the Highlands ...

Posted in Blog on 11th September 2017

Update from music therapist Clare who is delivering a 6 week skill-sharing project at Abbeyfield's Care Home in the Highlands: Last week saw the first day of individual work, a group session with day care clients and a large singing group with residents. It... Read on

A final week update from our volunteers in Rwanda

Posted in Blog, Projects on 5th September 2017

It’s our last week in Kigali and we can’t believe it! We are very sad to be leaving Rwanda because we’ve truly felt like it has become our home over the last 6 weeks. There are so many things to be missed but here are a few that we can’t quite shake from... Read on

Update from Rwanda (Weeks 4 and 5)

Posted in Blog on 22nd August 2017

Hello, it’s us again! We’ve spent another two incredible weeks in Kigali since our last post and we want to update you on how things are going! Week 4 Continuing from Week 3, we’ve encouraged teachers to take even more of a lead during music sessions. This... Read on

New Introductory Training Project - Rwanda

Posted in Blog on 12th August 2017

We have been in Kigali for almost 3 weeks already and can’t believe how fast time has flown. We want to take you through our introduction to Rwanda and our project base, the Hope and Homes Centre*. *The Community Centre serves around 600 members of the local... Read on

Time for new adventures: Hannah's Story

Posted in Blog on 8th August 2017

After four and a half years of fantastic project co-ordination and management, it is time for us to say goodbye to the amazing Hannah Hulin! We are lucky Hannah will remain involved with the charity in an advisory capacity going forward, but it's time for... Read on

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

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