MUSIC THERAPY

AT HIGHBURY PARK MUSIC YOU CAN FIND ONE-TO-ONE OR GROUP SESSIONS FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES. 

After an initial assessment (usually 3-4 sessions) to determine an individual’s strengths, needs and musical interests; music interventions are planned to address determined goal areas. Families are asked to be involved in the assessment and goal setting process, and meetings are held to discuss and view footage of patient progress.

SESSIONS ARE TYPICALLY HELD IN OUR CLINIC SPACE.

Services may also be provided in schools, hospitals, community centres.

With Tiziana Pozzo, music therapist and music educator.

“Tiziana is one of the shining lights you find on your journey with a special needs child.  From the moment our three-year-old  (autistic, non-verbal) son met Tiziana, he was so drawn to her warm and caring demeanour.  Their connection was instantaneous due to her ability to tune into my son’s needs and interests.  I’m so grateful for the thoughtful planning that goes into each session, as well as the careful reflection afterwards through videos and discussion with parents.  It is evident that Tiziana has so much knowledge and skill that she pours into every therapy session.  Most of all, it is her passion for what she does that really makes her practice truly remarkable.  Thank you for everything Tiziana!” – Monserrat, H.’s mum (3 years old)

MUSIC THERAPY AND SONGWRITING
Listen to the song composed by Tom (6 years old) during a music therapy session with Tiziana

WHAT IS MUSIC THERAPY?

Music, voice, movement, singing and the use of musical instruments help the cognitive, psychomotor and emotional stimulation through activities related to visual-spatial ability, motor coordination and language.

Music therapy is a clinical intervention to support and help people whose lives have been affected by illness, injury, or disability.

This therapy method is used in infancy all the way through the elderly.

WHAT EVIDENCE IS THERE THAT MUSIC THERAPY IS BENEFICIAL?

There is a growing body of research and evidence that proves the effectiveness of music therapy with children and young people.

Music therapy within schools has been recognised by OfSTED as beneficial in addressing educational and pastoral needs of children. It has also featured on OfSTED’s ‘Good Practice’ website in relation to music education and special needs.

The following paper, produced by Cambridgeshire Music, has drawn together an evidence base highlighting the effectiveness and value of music therapy for children and young people

www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources

www.cambridgeshiremusic.org