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My name is Ed Muirhead, and I love music - listening to it, making it and helping others make music too. I write and sing songs, play piano, guitar, drums, bass guitar and other musical instruments.

I have worked one-to-one with over 200 students of all ages and led groups of music-making in different settings such as 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)


Group leadercommunity music sessionsadultsDundeeAug 2022 to present
Community musician1:1 music sessionsadults with a learning disability
children with a learning disability
adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities
DundeeApr 2021 to present
Guitar tutor1:1 music sessionschildren, young people, adultsDundeeApr 2019 to present
Music tutor1:1 music sessionschildren with autismDundeeMar 2019 to present
Piano tutorpiano lessonspeople of all agesDundeePiano.co.ukFeb 2014 to present
Group leadergroup music sessionschildren with additional support needsPrimary School, DundeeOct-Dec 2021
Music therapistsmall group therapyadults with profound and multiple learning disabilitiesDundeeApr 2018 to Mar 2020
Music therapistmusic therapyadult with learning disabilitiesDundeeOct 2019 to Mar 2020
Music therapistmusic therapyadult with dementia, learning disabilitiesDundeeMar 2019 to Mar 2020
Music therapistindividual and small group therapychildren with autism and additional support needsSchools in DundeeApr 2018 to Jun 2019
Singing group leadersinging groupintergenerational group - people of all ages, with a range of needsDundeeSep 2018 to Feb 2019
Music therapistsmall group therapyadults with a learning disabilityCornerstone DundeeJan-Dec 2018
Music therapistindividual and small group therapychildren with autismDundeeNov 2017 to June 2018
Trainee music therapistindividual and small group therapyadults with dementiaDementia Resource CentreSep 2016-Mar 2017
Volunteer musicianband memberadultsLochee Parish ChurchAug 2016-Mar 2018
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

Safeguarding, Descriptions and Definitions

I have PVG Scheme Membership for work with children and vulnerable adults, and have Public Liability Insurance.

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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