This music practitioner / organisation is a Sound Sense member working in community music. Sound Sense is the UK professional association for community music. Find out more about who we are, and read our music practitioner code of practice here.


Located in West Yorkshire, UK and available to work Locally, Regionally, Nationally, Internationally.
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I am both an experienced body psychotherapist currently specialising in somatic dance and movement, and a trained community rhythm facilitator (Arthur Hull's Village Music Circles). I have worked in Mental Health and community settings for the past 22 years and as I increasingly moved towards the medium of drumming, rhythm, moving, I created Core-Beat Rhythm Calls, the name for my music circles programmes and workshops. I like calling myself a 'music maker', both as a folk singer-song writer (in the duo Water and Earth) and because of my passion to support people's participation and sharing in our natural musical creativity for cohesion, social change and well-being. I facilitate Rhythmical group sessions that make use of drums and other percussion, dance and song, in a wide range of settings, community, organisations and teams. These Rhythm Circles can be tailor-made to each group. Focus can range from play and developing rhythmical skills, to aiding recovery and healing, to supporting a team’s work and development or just to celebrating! I also work individually with drums, percussion and sound making in one-to-one sessions for recovering and well being when this feels more appropriate or suitable. I am happy to collaborate to ongoing projects, to facilitate one off rhythm circles, to create longer evolving programmes or to be part of a themed event. Just get in touch with your vision or ideas and I will be very happy to discuss and shape these up with you , your group or your organisation.