Melody Is a Risk

Melody Is a Risk

by Music Therapist Robin Bates This boy, Gabriel, has just taken a big risk. He has just sung Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (TTLS) together with me in a music therapy group for seven children with profound and multiple learning difficulties in the Curnow School, Redruth. the look on his face, of excitement and exuberance, speaks of the terrific effort he has made The look on his face, of excitement and exuberance, speaks of the terrific effort he has made. And no wonder – for the children in Gabriel’s group, their disabilities make it very difficult for them to organise a singing voice. It took three years of music therapy for Gabriel to achieve his. For three years he could only manage his voice to produce […]