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.

I'm a music therapist, currently working with a range of people of different ages.

Additionally I have tutored music one-to-one with over eighty 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.

My approach is person-centred, actively listening and responding to the music, sounds and silences of each person I work with.

(p.s. - 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)

Experience

RoleActivitiesPeopleLocationDates
Music therapistsmall group therapyadults with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD)West DundeeApr 2018 to present
Music therapistsmall group therapychildren with autism and additional support needsSchools in DundeeApr 2018 to present
Music therapistsmall group therapyadults with a learning disabilityCornerstone DundeeJan 2018 to present
Music therapistindividual and small group therapychildren with autismWest DundeeNov 2017 to present
Volunteer musicianband memberadultsLochee Parish ChurchAug 2016-Mar 2018
Trainee music therapistindividual and small group therapyadults with dementiaDementia Resource CentreSep 2016-Mar 2017
Trainee music therapistindividual and small group therapychildren with additional support needsPrimary SchoolSep 2015-Mar 2016
Music group leadermusic groupchildren with additional support needsBarnardo'sJul 2015
Music group leadermusic-making and songspre-school childrenFrances Wright NurseryMar-May 2015
Music group leadercommunity music groupchildren, adults Blackness LibraryJan-Jun 2015
Piano teacherpiano lessonschildren with additional support needs Kings Park SchoolJan-Mar 2015
Music group leadersongwriting and musicteenagersCarolina House TrustOct-Dec 2014
Volunteer musiciansinging and music-makingolder peopleTayside Healthcare Arts Trust (THAT)Sep-Oct 2014
Piano teacherpiano lessonspeople of all agesDundeePiano.co.ukFeb 2014 to present
"Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness."

Maya Angelou


Availability

The calendar shows my availability, if you have any questions please call 07948 504355 or email.



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.
Also I have Professional Liability Insurance for Music Therapy and Public Liability Insurance.

Safeguarding

At face the music we believe that no-one should experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote everyone’s welfare and to keep each person safe, and are committed to practise in a way that protects each person.

Our safeguarding policy contains more information.

Data and Privacy

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