Certificate in Song Therapy
you for your interest in song therapy.
Not a day goes by without more news highlighting the power of music to brighten our lives. More and more of us are turning to recreational singing and music groups; not only to share the social pleasure of song, melody and rhythm with others around us, but for some to address very specific health challenges in their lives.
Social prescribing is becoming common too. More and more gps and healthcare professionals turning to community based music, art and exercise programmes to complement prescribed medications and talking therapies.
For those of us responsible
for coordinating and delivering communal music groups there is a rich
tradition of learning. There is community music at under graduate and
post graduate level. The health care profession of music therapy at post
graduate level too, a clinical intervention which in recent years has
drifted into community music as well.
However, there is in the
uk, a very established tradition of informal music making in the community
and social care settings, often delivered by talented singers and musicians
who might not be in a position to study at university for many different reasons.
It is with these people in mind that we have developed our song therapy course.
Beyond this there are music and arts teachers, therapists, activity coordinators and others who might be looking for opportunities to broaden their own understanding of how music can be used most effectively to promote the well being of their students and clients.
We currently have fifty one enrolled students of whom thirty seven are actively studying. Our students are from all walks of life, with a very wide range of musical experience and qualifications. All have a passion for helping others through their music making.
Song Therapy is a training programme offered by Moorvale Creative CIC. This is a not for profit community interest company that promotes music and other creative projects in the south west and throughout the uk.
Adults Safeguarding Policy
Implementing the required actions identified by the risk assessment process and reviewing the effectiveness of these on a regular basis.
Ensuring that the appropriate DBS or basic disclosure checks are conducted, depending on eligibility, for any individuals starting or moving into work which involves working with vulnerable adults.
Requiring students working with vulnerable adults to familiarise themselves with the content of this policy.
Nigel has developed this course in partnership with Moorvale Creative CIC, a not for profit community interest company promoting music and creative programmes that encourage social inclusion and well being. His qualifications include a combined science honours degree; post graduate certificate in music and health (UWE) and certificate (level four) in counselling skills (UWE).
Nigel spent four years running a school of sound engineering in the noughties and has taught sound engineering and music and song composition at Peterborough Regional College in the nineties. He recently studied music therapy for two years in Bristol, before switching to counselling skills for a third year. His professional background is music performance, recording, composition and song writing; composing original instrumental music for bbc television and recording many established artists.
Nigel is married with no children and is 58 years old.
He lives in West Somerset.