Our Partners in Georgia have often embraced taking on new ideas and ways of offering music sessions. We have especially seen this during Covid times when some of our Georgian Partners from Parents Bridge added to their website videos of themselves using music to ensure the people who access their services continue to benefit from music. Following from such initiative and the request for additional support with running music sessions online, we are delighted that 8 of our Partners in Georgia have taken on the opportunity to receive relevant online training that is happening today!

Instead of reinventing the wheel, we approached Chiltern Music Therapy, an organisation which provides training for music therapists wanting to deliver online music therapy sessions. Chiltern Music Therapy responded enthusiastically about running a training session for our Partners, which will include guidance, live demonstrations, and sharing ideas, experiences and resources about running music sessions online.

The training will be delivered by Emma Kenrick, who is a Music Therapist for Chiltern Music Therapy, working in a variety of settings across London. Emma told us she is excited to be delivering this training for Music as Therapy International to their Georgian partners, as she is passionate about the unique ways in which music can be used to support clients and explore the different ways of working as music therapists.

Isabel Bedford, who has previously delivered training in Georgia for us, will also be joining to help support our Partners and Emma if needed, and helping with translations during the session will be Eliso Gvasalia. We are looking forward to seeing how the training session goes and will be sharing updates soon – so watch this space…