" I've worked in music all my life including writing music for BBC television and running a professional recording studio for sixteen years. I've enjoyed running community music projects for the last six years including three years studying music therapy & counselling skills at UWE.
" I run four successful community choirs in Taunton Minehead Tiverton
and Exeter and launched an online choir in June of 2021, House Choir,
which brings community music making into people's homes around the UK
and beyond. I have worked closely with Foxes Academy in Minehead for
learners with learning disabilities. I have provided music sessions
for Parkinsons UK in North and West Somerset and have run music workshops
with Rethink Mental Health Charity and with the brain injury charity
Headway. I am currently developing educational programmes for SOMPAR
NHS Trust focusing on music and wellbeing. I co founded the Song
Therapy Network which offers support and leadership
training to community musicians in the UK, Ireland, the rest of
Europe and the USA."
Mental Health Workshops
Rethink Mental Health
Original music - BBC2 TV
Recording & Performance
Post Grad Cert
Music & Health (UWE)
Cert Counselling Skills
Level 4 (UWE)
My particular interest is song therapy the use of specific therapeutic music techniques in recreational music making settings.