Song Therapists Directory
Experienced sensitive musicians offering singing and music in the community and in social care
Julie currently leads a succesful Music and Movement class in Chard. She had previously joined a keep fit class and she soon realised that the pace of the activity might prove a challenge for some.
"I had joined
a local keep fit class and by the time I had mastered one move the whole
class was onto the next one ! This
made me think about how someone with sensory processing challenges, a
learning difficulty perhaps or a physical disability may feel. With that
in mind I established my own class, Music and Movement, and tailored the
class to be person centred, communicating at different levels, celebrating
each individual's achievements, whatever they might be."
"The aim is to move about, using 'feel good' music in any you wish and at your own pace ... and to have fun!"
Julie also sings and plays the acoustic guitar.
" I currently have interactive sessions
for adults with learning difficulties in group settings but also provide
one to one sessions too. It is important to me that people in life are
provided opportunities to listen
to and engage in live music.
Julie has supported people with learning difficulties /autism for twenty seven years and has studied Somerset Total Communication to co-ordinator level , using signs symbols and speech . She has also studied Intensive Interaction to Co ordinator level.
Level Three in Health and Social Care.
Nigel runs four community
choirs in Taunton, Exeter, Tiverton and Minehead. He has worked closely
with Parkinsons UK, Headway and Rethink. He is currently developing a
music programme for SOMPAR NHS Trust in Somerset, to launch a little later