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Music Therapy and Technologies

Music Therapy and Technologies

At ELM Music Therapy we are very keen to incorporate technology into our therapeutic work where it is applicable. We use a variety of programmes on the I-pad including; garage band, bloom and the thumb jam as well as using skoogs, drum pads and switches….

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Harp Day!

Harp Day!

We were delighted to host and sponsor a Harp afternoon for the pupil’s of Orchard Brae School. Mary Page is a fellow music therapist and harpist who has recently moved to Scotland from Arizona. It was wonderful to watch many children and young people interact…

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Queen Margaret University

Queen Margaret University

Emmeline at ELM was very honoured this year to, for the first time, be a practice educator and host a placement for a trainee music therapist from Queen Margaret University. ELM were very lucky to host the wonderful Nadine. Nadine worked closely with two pupils…

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Music Therapy Room

Music Therapy Room

We are delighted to share a picture of our new Music Therapy Room at Orchard Brae School. The room has made such a difference for many of the pupils’ music therapy experience – this has also been added to by the donation of our lovely…

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Opening of Aberdeen’s Music Hall

Opening of Aberdeen’s Music Hall

We were delighted at ELM Music Therapy to be involved in the opening of Aberdeen’s revamped Music Hall not once but twice with the pupils at Orchard Brae School. Firstly we performed with Drake Music in a wonderful inclusive performance involving switches, iPads, skoogs, keyboards…

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Trash Band

Trash Band

Together with Keith from The Rhythm Box, Emmeline from ELM has been running a Trash Band at Orchard Brae School. Trash Band is a lunchtime club that allows children to explore everyday sounds in a structured context. With one of Orchard Brae School’s previous term…

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Inclusive Beats

Inclusive Beats

Not only are we extremely excited to welcome Jeanne Laidlaw to the ELM Music Therapy team but she will be starting a brand new inclusive percussion group, ‘Inclusive Beats!’ next week in collaboration with SensationAll and Schools Out. This group will run every other Monday…

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Inclusive Music and Drumming Group

Inclusive Music and Drumming Group

  We are very excited to be starting an inclusive Music and Drumming Group at Orchard Brae School in collaboration with The Rhythm Box Studio. The groups will run between 6.00-6.45 and 7.00-7.45 on Tuesday evenings and all are welcome. Please contact emmeline@elmmusictherapy.com for more…

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Scottish Music Therapy Trust

Scottish Music Therapy Trust

Emmeline is very pleased to be the secretary of the Scottish Music Therapy Trust. The SMTT is rapidly growing, especially with new links with Queen Margaret University and we have many exciting events coming up including talks from Giorgos Tsiris and Stella Compton and a…

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SensationAll Singers

SensationAll Singers

SensationAll Singers is returning for the new term on 30th August. We cannot wait to welcome everyone back to the Old School House in Westhill from 6.30 – 7.30. Every first Wednesday of the month will not be SensationAll Singers but instead a brand new…

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