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Music Therapy is usually offered as individual weekly sessions although some group work does take place. Students can explore music instruments and sounds to interact, develop communication skills and enjoy fun music making time. Sometimes, students will have a specific goal to work towards over term whilst others will spend time simply being together in a musical relationship with the therapist. As a qualified music therapist, Rosie will interpret the sounds and movements brought by the student and reflect them back using other instruments or accompany on the piano building up a musical dialogue and developing a therapeutic relationship.
Why music? Music is innate within all of us and can be used by everyone irrespective of their ability. Making a meaningful sound with an instrument or voice can be such a positive experience and to learn this as a shared experience can make it all the more special.