Interactive Music-Making

Interactive Music-Making is a child-centred approach to music-making, which establishes positive relationships and fosters the child's individual potential.  It is designed to make music-making a more integral part of all children's early development opportunities and to promote skills associated with developing social communication.

I had no idea how musical instruments were going to help improve my son's balance, co-ordination and motor skills, let alone his speech and social skills. The paediatrician said how sociable he is for an autistic child, something I would never have expected her to say before he started Interactive Music-Making.”                 (Parent)

Click here to download our information leaflet 'What is Interactive Music-Making?'.

Click here to read how Interactive Music-Making links to OFSTED Principles

Click here to read the relevance of Interactive Music-Making to Sustained Shared Thinking and Emotional Wellbeing

This practical approach to making some of the benefits of music therapy more widely available to communities is groundbreaking and we have been delighted to have the support of the British Association for Music Therapy, and to have been shortlisted for Advancing Healthcare Awards in both 2012 (Excellence in Learning and Development) and 2013 (Supporting the Future Workforce). 

This website tells you a little more about the approach and how you can train as an Interactive Music-Maker.  It is the joint initiative of Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust Music Therapy Service and Music as Therapy International.  




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