Song Therapists Directory

Experienced sensitive musicians offering singing and music in the community and in social care

London Catherine Pestano
Community musician and student song therapist

Catherine is an experienced community musician, trainer and arts development manager. She trained at Goldsmiths College, CM, Midi Music and Ovatones. She is a member of the Natural Voice Network, former chair of Sound Sense and current chair of Culture &. A lifelong social worker /manager with over twenty years community music service experience, including training and lecturing as well as facilitating short and longer term groups and work with individuals. Experienced with younger people in pupil referral units and other challenging circumstances such as disabilities, asylum seekers, refugees and homelessness services. Also early years work and providing INSET training. Catherine has considerable music experience supporting adults with mental health needs, adults in the community. Trained and experienced in working with people living with additional health conditions such as cancer, dementias, stroke, Parkinson’s, breathing difficulties. Transnational project experience, inaugural recipient of the ISME Gibson award for Community based music education projects. She has a specialist interest in the menopause.

CQSW, Diploma Counselling, MSc Social Work Research, BA (First class Hons)
56 years of age based in Croydon Greater London England     07981 298541   @creativecroydn

London Doreen Nakku
Student song therapist

Doreen believes you have to be open minded and positive when running music groups for vulnerable adults and children. "You need be able to try and understand the way they might feel and see the words, to empathise , listen without judgement and try to influence them in a positive way. So that they see life as an experience of possibilities." As a support / project worker, Doreen works with vulnerable people " ... it humbles me every time I put a smile on their faces."

HND Health and Social Care Management
49 years old based in Tottenham   London   England     07931 773629



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