Training: Music and Mindfulness

This practical workshop is aimed at both non-music teachers and music teachers/tutors, Key Stages 1 &2 (also suitable for anyone interested)

  • Explore how you can set a mood and foster a learning environment using music making and listening
  • Learn techniques that have been proven to increase achievement
  • Practical exercises and tools to take away and use straight away in the classroom or in workshops

Matthew Hemson (BTh, BSc) is a consultant within the education and mental health sectors. He has extensive experience in working with organisations to co-create unique, enabling environments that foster outstanding academic and pro-social progress. Matthew is also a Play Therapist specialising in Music & Jungian Sandtray. He delivers training in Therapeutic Intervention Skills and Values Led Community Engagement throughout the UK. He is a visiting lecturer at UWE.

This is the second Music and Mindfulness session run by Wiltshire Music Connect. Previous participants said:

  •  “This has confirmed and provided evidence that listening and performing music in itself is a mindfulness exercise which improves behaviour and attitude to other areas of school life.”
  • “I had very little experience before the workshop and now have a range of techniques up my sleeve!”
  •  “Outstanding! Enabled us all to feel confident and comfortable to share experiences and knowledge, whilst learning lots”
  •  “WOW!! Matthew is amazing and brilliant at facilitating team sharing and empowerment. Thanks!”

Date/venue: Salisbury Arts Centre, Wednesday 8th February 2017, 2-5pm

Free CPD event for *Wiltshire Music leaders/teachers-  book here

*If you work outside of Wiltshire and wish to join this workshop please contact

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