About

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Background

My name is Ed Muirhead. Music is something I love.
I write and sing songs, play piano, guitar, drums, bass guitar, flute, ukulele and other musical instruments.

The name "face the music" comes from a community music group I was invited to lead: f.a.c.e. = fun all-age community ensemble

In the past few years I have tutored music one-to-one with more than seventy students of all ages and led groups of music-making in different settings including nurseries, primary schools, community groups and residential care centres.

I've seen music make a difference to people, enabling them to be creative and express themselves. I've heard all kinds of tunes, songs and rhythms, and witnessed how much music can mean.

In 2017 I earned an MSc Music Therapy from Queen Margaret University, learning a range of musical and therapeutic skills.

As a music therapist my approach is person-centred, actively listening to the music, sounds and silences of each person I work with.


"Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness."

Maya Angelou


Membership, Regulation, Insurance

I am a member of the British Association for Music Therapy and the Musicians' Union.
As a music therapist I am regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (registration number AS 16038).
I have PVG Scheme Membership for work with children and vulnerable adults.
I have Professional Liability Insurance for Music Therapy and Public Liability Insurance.

Experience

RoleLocationActivitiesPeopleDates
Music therapistWest Dundeesmall group therapychildren with autismNov-Dec 2017
Trainee music therapistDementia Resource Centreindividual and small group therapyadults with dementiaSep 2016-Mar 2017
Volunteer musicianLochee Parish Churchband memberadultsAug 2016-Dec 2017
Trainee music therapistPrimary Schoolindividual and small group therapychildren with additional support needsSep 2015-Mar 2016
Music group leaderBarnardo'smusic groupchildren with additional support needsJul 2015
Music group leaderFrances Wright Nurserymusic-making and songspre-school childrenMar-May 2015
Music group leaderBlackness Librarycommunity music groupchildren, adults Jan-Jun 2015
Piano teacherKings Park Schoolpiano lessonschildren with additional support needs Jan-Mar 2015
Music group leaderCarolina House Trustsongwriting and musicteenagersOct-Dec 2014
Volunteer musicianTayside Healthcare Arts Trustsinging and music-makingolder peopleSep-Oct 2014
Piano teacherDundeePiano.co.ukpiano lessonspeople of all agesFeb 2014 to present

Availability

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