Certificate in Song Therapy

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Certainly this is an opportunity to learn about the wonder of music as medicine. However it is also a chance to step back and give yourself a little time to explore your own needs and what is important to you in your own life. As we will discover this is a very interesting part of the journey.

If you would like to look through the whole of the first module, without obligation, and free of charge, please email me now and I will send you the links within a day or two.

Thank you for your interest

Nigel Neill - Course Facilitator


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Song Therapy Course Notes and Assignments Copyright Nigel Neill 2019


Moorvale Creative CIC

Song Therapy is a training programme offered by Moorvale Creative CIC. This is a not for profit community interest company that promotes music and other creative projects in the south west and further afield.

Equality and Diversity

Moorvale Creative CIC values diversity and we recognise that different people bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge and culture, and that this difference brings great strength.

We believe that discrimination or exclusion based on individual characteristics and circumstances, such as age; disability; caring or dependency responsibilities; gender or gender identity; marriage and civil partnership status; political opinion; pregnancy and maternity; race, colour, caste, nationality, ethnic or national origin; religion or belief; sexual orientation; social and economic background; trade union membership status or other distinctions, represents a waste of talent and a denial of opportunity for self-fulfilment.

We recognise that patterns of under-representation and differences can be challenged through positive action programmes.

We respect the rights of individuals, including the right to hold different views and beliefs. We will not allow these differences to be manifested in a way that is hostile or degrading to others.

We expect commitment and involvement from all our staff, students, partners and providers of goods and services in working towards the achievement of these goals.

Vulnerable Adults Safeguarding Policy

Moorvale Creative CIC’s Vulnerable Adults Safeguarding Policy seeks to manage effectively the risks associated with activities and events involving vulnerable adults that students may be involved in.

Completing a risk assessment process which involves identifying risks and means of reducing or eliminating these

Implementing the required actions identified by the risk assessment process and reviewing the effectiveness of these on a regular basis.

Ensuring that the appropriate DBS or basic disclosure checks are conducted, depending on eligibility, for any individuals starting or moving into work which involves working with vulnerable adults.

Requiring students working with vulnerable adults to familiarise themselves with the content of this policy.

About the course facilitator

Nigel Neill is a professional community musician based in the south west running four community choirs in Taunton, Exeter, Minehead and Tiverton. He has worked extensively with learning disability groups and in life limiting care settings as well as providing on going music programmes for the brain injury charity Headway throughout Somerset, working with Parkinsons UK in North and West Somerset and providing music for those with dem entia in residential home settings. He has worked closely with the mental health charity Rethink.He is currently devising a programme of singing and music education in co operation with Somerset Partnership Foundation NHS Trust - promoting social inclusion and well being through learning; supporting those facing a range of mental health challenges in their lives.

Nigel has developed this course in partnership with Moorvale Creative CIC, a not for profit community interest company promoting music and creative programmes that encourage social inclusion and well being. His qualifications include a combined science honours degree; post graduate certificate in music and health (UWE) and certificate (level four) in counselling skills (UWE).

Nigel spent four years running a school of sound engineering in the noughties and has taught sound engineering and music and song composition at Peterborough Regional College in the nineties. He recently studied music therapy for two years in Bristol, before switching to counselling skills for a third year. His professional background is music performance, recording, composition and song writing; composing original instrumental music for bbc television and recording many established artists.

Nigel is married with no children and is 58 years old.

He lives in West Somerset.