A personal reflection of Dementia: An introduction for anyone

I’ve worked in a dementia care setting now for three years. When people find that out about me it’s not uncommon to get the head cock to the side, an emphatic sigh and a preconceived idea that I must use music to “bring people back to life”. I have never quite understood that phrase though; …

Songs that give me strength

Just wanted to make a shorter post this time with a few songs that meant a lot to me when I was struggling. Some you might know, others you may not. Would love to know what songs have given you strength when you’ve needed it. Do let me know in the comments! Glee Cast – …

What is a music therapist?

Not so long ago I watched a TED talk by an American music therapist, Erin Seibert. One minute in and I’m nodding eagerly at the screen in agreement with Erin’s opening to the talk. That is, if told you I was a musician, you’d know roughly what it is I do. Similarly, if I told …

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