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Music Therapy

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Clinical sessions start this Wednesday 21 Feb!

Project Description

This pilot focuses on the creative industry and how it can be used within other sectors.  It explores music therapy and introduces the concept of an alternative career route using music.

Through clinical and non-clinical sessions, the outcomes for the participants are:

  • Greater awareness of disability
  • Greater awareness of music therapy
  • Improved presentation skills
  • Ability to reflect and express
  • Enhanced observation skills
  • Awareness of next steps into a career as a music therapist

The pilot is split into two halves.  The first sessions introduce disability and music therapy, with the students then taking part in an experiential workshop.  The students present to their peers and teachers, how they felt when listening to a piece of music using any channel they like – for example, through dance, play, poem etc.  During these sessions, students will develop a variety of soft skills which are needed in all jobs.

The second half of the pilot is focused on clinic sessions and due to the sensitivities and needs of the clients, the numbers for this half of the pilot will be comparably small.  Students will assist the employer, a music therapist from East London Music Therapy and experience first-hand the power of music therapy.  

Partners

School: Chobham Academy, Dagenham Park School and Hackney Community College

Employer: East London Music Therapy

Delivery Partner: New City College

Project Images

  • Chobham
  • Practical session
  • Practical session
  • Practical session
  • Dagenham Park School practical music therapy session
  • Dagenham Park School practical music therapy session
  • Dagenham Park School practical music therapy session
  • Dagenham Park School practical music therapy session
  • Music therapy session 2
  • Music therapy session 2
  • Music therapy session 2
  • Music therapy session 2

Project Videos

Resources & Links

An introduction to music therapy

Policy download

Disarming Disability

Policy download

Project Blog

Fun practical workshop!

Fun practical workshop!

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Huge group from Dagenham Park take part in introductory session

Introduction to music therapy and disabilities

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Making a difference already

Making a difference already

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Getting ready for the clinical sessions

Getting ready for the clinical sessions

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Lovely final session at Dagenham Park School

Lovely final session at Dagenham Park School

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Great introduction at Dagenham Park

Great introduction at Dagenham Park

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Practical session

Practical session

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Disarming Disability

Disarming Disability

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Introduction to Music Therapy

Introduction to Music Therapy

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FEEDBACK

  • The Creative Digital Careers project is amazing. It’s opened my eyes to all the digital and creative opportunities I can access.
  • The Creative Digital Careers project is amazing. It’s opened my eyes to all the digital and creative opportunities I can access.