Take advantage of the FREE music making session provided by the charity Nordoff Robbins with access to a range of instruments. This is a group session. All welcome. Call and book a place.
Music therapy can bring joy and connection to those living with learning disabilities, mental health difficulties, dementia, stroke or brain injuries and autism. This happens via engagement in shared music making, whether through improvisation, making use of music people already know, creating new music together, or working towards some kind of performance.
The Haven is working in partnership with Nordoff Robbins to provide free music therapy sessions one day a week. Qualified and registered music therapist Kylie Richardson (who trained with the renowned independent music therapy charity) is at the Haven every Tuesday providing free one-to-one sessions (by referral) in the morning and free group sessions (bookable in advance) in the afternoon from 2.30 to 3.30.
Kylie said: “Music therapy is based on the belief that everyone has the ability to respond to music. During sessions individuals use a wide variety of instruments, including the voice, to encourage active engagement in shared music making. I thoroughly enjoy meeting the people that attend my sessions each week and it’s rewarding to see them become more communicative whilst having fun.”
If you know of someone who would benefit from free music therapy sessions, please contact please contact Kylie at Kylie.Richardson@nordoff-robbins.org.uk or contact Lorette at the Haven.