Additional Support Needs/SEND -Youth Music Initiative
My aim is to encourage positive group dynamics through structured music making using drumming, singing and vocalisation, with a strong emphasis on improvisation & rhythm games to improve self confidence, listening skills, turn taking and positive feelings of self esteem through group and individual music making. I use specialist drums, percussion as well as melodic instruments such as thumbpiano, balafon and HangDrum to create magical sound worlds.
East Lothian 2012-2018
I have worked in 5 Additional Support Needs units running weekly music making sessions for children with a wide spectrum of needs including autism, complex special needs and behavioural and attention issues.
I have delivered over 450 * 30 min sessions over 6 years for groups in
The Cove (Dunbar)
The Base & The Burgh (Mussleburgh)
The Hub & Ross High (Tranent)
Rainbow Rooms at Langlands PS & Music Rooms at Southmuir PS (Angus YMI 2017-2019)
I have delivered over 150 * 30 min sessions in these 2 ASN Units over 2 years and trained local musicians and music therapists to continue this style of group music therapy in their own community
For more information please visit the East Lothian Council link here