Happy new year 2019!

I decided to start the new year having some fun with musical instruments. Each day I'm playing something different - recording a short video and drawing a quick sketch of it. It's my latest involvement in "FunADay" - which I've been part of since 2014 - see my back catalogue here! 1 - drum kit… Continue reading Happy new year 2019!

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Video: Introducing instruments

Yesterday I had a late cancellation, and since all the instruments were laid out I thought I'd do a quick video introducing them and their sounds! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osV1ZmhJiac Here's the 18 types of instruments introduced in ten minutes: 0:06 - Wind chimes 0:54 - Darbuka 1:19 - Bongos 1:49 - Frogs 2:41 - Cabasa 3:19 -… Continue reading Video: Introducing instruments

The power of playing music

Music is one of the two reasons I came to music therapy. The other is a desire to help people. Those two can combine to provoke emotions or movement, where people create music together. That's a key aspect of music therapy: it can be interactive, not just a one-way performance.  When people get involved in making music,… Continue reading The power of playing music