AT MUSIC TREE YOU CAN FIND ONE-TO-ONE OR GROUP SESSIONS FOR CHILDREN AND 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 AT THE CHILDREN/CLIENT’s HOUSE.
Services may also be provided in schools, hospitals, community centres.
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
TIZIANA POZZO Music therapist*, educator and pianist, Tiziana has collaborated for years with educational institutions (from nurseries to universities) on music projects in Italy, Spain and the UK. Tiziana graduated in piano from the Music Conservatoire in Venice and in Music Therapy in Padova (Italy). She gained her expertise through training courses in Italy and abroad in the development of children and their natural understanding of music.
In 2016 she started collaborating with Creative Futures and University College London for different research. She is one of the co-founders of Music Tree and Highbury Park Music. She also works in the UK and abroad running CPD courses for teachers, educators and music therapists. She’s one of the co-founders of Gordon UK Music Research Institute, where she co-delivers “Music Learning Tree – International Training Course about Music Learning Theory”, for teachers training in early years music.
*Fully trained and register at the European Jean Monnet University of Bruxelles.
CATERINA DELLABONA is a musician (clarinet and saxophone) and music teacher. She studied Music at Goldsmiths University of London concentrating on performance, music education and psychology of music. Since completing her studies in 2017 Caterina has been specialising in working with Early Years and SEN/D. She completed various courses including PTTLS Level 3 Music Education with City & Guilds and Interactive Music Making with Music as Therapy International. She is currently completing a postgraduate certificate in musical development in children with special needs (Sounds of Intent) with prof. Adam Ockelford. n 2020 she became a qualified MLT music teacher, after completing “Music Learning Tree – International Training Course about Music Learning Theory” course delivered by Gordon UK Music Research Institute.