DBS - Issue Date: 7/8/2018
DBS - Employer Name: University of South Wales - Play & Music Therapy
Public Liability Insurance:
Welsh Language Level: 1. I can pronounce Welsh personal and place-names correctly, and I can give and respond to basic greetings on the telephone or in person.
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School Areas Covered: Carmarthenshire , Ceredigion , Neath Port Talbot , Pembrokeshire , Swansea
Art Form: Dance , Music , Narrative , Photography , Prose , Song Writing
I am a west Wales based fiddle player, tutor and writer with 30 years’ experience as a performing musician.
My main areas of work revolve around traditional/Celtic/Welsh music and folk songs, plus social and morris dancing, though I have experience of other genres too.
Music has always been part of my life and, following a 20 year career as a journalist and newspaper editor, I have been a full-time musician since April 2016.
I have a particular interest in the role music can play in health and well-being. I am currently training to be a music therapist, studying part time for an MA in Music Therapy.
Music and journalism/writing related activities are easily adapted to fit any specific curriculum and seasonal needs. Activities could range from playing the spoons/junk percussion and learning to play together, to improvisation and expression through sounds or telling a story/calling for social change through song. Music, song and dance provide a great opportunity for learners to not only experience new activities, but also share information with others and have a voice. There is the opportunity to incorporate many areas of learning including literacy and communication, history/social history/community empowerment, geography/sense of place, digital skills/technology, health and much more.
In addition to my own work, I also regularly collaborate with other traditional/acoustic musicians and a social dance specialist offering the chance to experience dances from various European countries.
|Community music tutor training||Community Music Wales||Feb 2018|
|Qualified senior journalist||National Council for the Training of Journalists||Sept 2000|
|Safeguarding||Pembrokeshire County Council (Tier 1). Also, University of South Wales||Oct 2018|