July 5th-9th 2016 European Music Therapy Conference in Vienna
Our Director -Kate Jones- attended the EMTC in Vienna and gave a presentation on some initial results from her PhD study on Music Therapy for children with Selective Mutism. The weather and the response to the presentation was very warm!
July 6th 2016 – Our Director attends an awareness raising campaign for Selective Mutism in the Houses of Parliament
On the left of the photo is Lindsay Whittington -chair of SMIRA, the UK charity supporting people with Selective Mutism-, in the centre is Professor Tony Cline, author of ‘Selective Mutism in Children’
Lambeth Music Network Event @Southbank Centre – Wednesday 2nd April 2014
This event was to encourage partnership between local providers and create new innovative opportunities for project development. It was also good to meet enthusiastic members of Lambeth Council.
MTL Southbank improvisation event – Sunday 14th July 2013
This event was in collaboration with the Tomorrows Warriors Jazz education group and their artistic director and bassist Gary Crosby OBE – artist in residence at the Southbank Centre. It was part of a larger ‘From Lambeth with Love’ festival celebrating local voluntary sector organisations.
In a brief workshop prior to this event Music Therapists and Tomorrows Warriors came together to hatch a plan to provide some broad ‘containment’ for this public improvisation session. ‘Caravan’, ‘London Bridge is falling down’, ‘Canteloupe Island’ and ‘One Love’ gave us some themes along with some suggestions from the floor. We acknowledged the difficulties of showcasing therapy as it usually takes place in a confidential space but that this was an opportunity for people to join in with a fun experience of improvisation and musical self-expression.
The families attending played for an hour and asked for the event to be repeated in the future. Lets hope that this will be possible!
Thanks to everyone that participated and to the Southbank for inviting us to their fabulous Clore Ballroom.