Music for All

What is the aim of the Music for All?

We deliver sound circles and sound therapy to a variety of groups in their own environments. Our sound circles include drum circle elements along with West African/Arabic rhythms, world/old-time songs and soundscapes. We also use guitars, kanteles and ukuleles, and encourage vocal and instrumental improvisation. 

The Sound Circle is an inclusive musical adventure in which we take the group on a journey and encourage individual and group creativity. We emphasise mental and physical well-being, all the while building and developing music skills. 

Each circle is specifically tailored to the needs of the group to provide the most inclusive and enjoyable experience for our participants.

‘The sound circle is an inclusive musical adventure in which we take the group on a journey and encourage individual and group creativity. We emphasise mental and physical well-being, all the while building and developing music skills’ – Music for All

In our sound therapy sessions, we use large, beautiful gongs, Himalayan singing bowls and shruti boxes, along with many more unusual instruments from around the world. Participants sit back, relax and listen to the hypnotic sounds. This encourages deep relaxation and produces a meditative state. We are greatly encouraged by the positive feedback we have received from the organisations we have worked with, which include Alzheimer’s Society, Memory Cafes, Endike Community Day Care, 5 Senses, Your Lives, Sight Support and the Refugee Council. This shows the effectiveness of our sound therapy programme in providing respite from stress, pain and everyday worries.

The project ran from 2017 until May 2019.

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Sound is always around us and within us. Turning our attention to sound can instantly provide a distraction, bringing us into the moment. This invites us to stop and pause before reacting, it might also tune us into a deep, inner peace that brings back a sense of calm’ -BAST

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