Today I wanted to work on the pulse and on the self-confidence in the session of Sounding Out - music and deaf. I started with Pedro Consorte's 'Rhythmic cards' game to introduce the idea of pulse and rhythm through the vision and the reading (really helpful with children with hearing impairment). We used the cards... Continue Reading →
I didn't run the best session ever? I will do it another day. This is the best opportunity for me to learn, to understand how to improve and to try to do better next week. I'm still feeling upside-down, though.
A simple conversation in which everyone says the name of a favourite food, during the last week became a multimodal and intermodal musical game, between sign language and body percussion rhythm.
This Sunday I will be so lucky to come back to my school and speak about my experiences with the body music in education and therapy.
ENG/ITA With this event for children tomorrow I finish this tour between Italy and Spain. I spent 20 days travelling between Milano, Padova, Bologna, Agrate, Pordenone, Ibiza and Albacete! It's been so nice to meet old and new friends and to live amazing moments of #music, #bodymusic, #improtheater, learning and fun ❤️ And Monday I'm... Continue Reading →
ENG Just finished two tough music therapy sessions for kids with autism. I'm tired but happy! Their interactions are a lot more now, after two months of meetings! 🎶🎵 I could hear their voices singing and asking me for tunes; they have played the instruments and I saw them really exited keeping the rhythm with the... Continue Reading →
Oggi ho cantato il mio primo standard jazz. Punto. Oggi inizia la mia nuova vita. Segnare sul calendario: "Hai fatto il primo passo". Ho iniziato a perdere la voce a 6 anni. I motivi sono mille. Una vita di frustrazione legata al non poter cantare sta finendo. Per riuscirci ho "solo" dovuto cambiare 3 stati,... Continue Reading →
ITA Oggi, per la prima volta, la figlia di Jenna si è unita all'incontro settimanale di musicoterapia neuroreabilitativa, a Golders Green. Jenna è una donna sulla settantina, reduce da un grave ictus. Di solito è accompagnata agli incontri solo dal suo tenerissimo marito che canta con e per lei tenendole la mano, cercando con ogni... Continue Reading →
ENG/ITA Done! Thanks to my colleagues Eloise Riddell, Ruth Montgomery, Vanessa Stansall and Raphael Clarkson and to all the staff of the Oak Lodge School: it’s been 6 months of hard work but it was worth it! The kids have been amazing, I guess we were more nervous than them! Thanks also to the Handprint... Continue Reading →
ENG/ITA How much I love this project! “Shock of the wild”, a theatre piece created by a group of deaf children, is ready for the show at the Royal Festival Hall! The piece of the drama team was the base to create the soundtrack for the show for our students of the music program “Sounding... Continue Reading →
ENG/ITA Two months left to the performance at the Royal Festival Hall in London with the group of deaf kids for the research project “Sounding out” in collaboration with Creative Future and the University College London. We spent our last months creating together the music to accompany the scene for the drama group, also formed... Continue Reading →
ENG/ITA Sounding out is a three-year research project providing a weekly music and music therapy programme based on movement and the use of the voice and instruments. It is for children aged 10-12 years who are affected by hearing impairments and attend two secondary schools in London. The project is organised by Creative Future in... Continue Reading →