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3.9: Music therapy and healing from global trauma

3.9: Music therapy and healing from global trauma

June 11, 2021

Music therapist Marianne Rizkallah has worked with clients from ages 1 to 100. She describes how music can prove a powerful tool in helping people with a range of conditions from stress to dementia, and how she helped created guidance for therapy protocols under lockdown that have been adapted for use around the world.

You can find information about Marianne and details of November’s “Music and Therapy – Recovery” conference at northlondonmusictherapy.com and northlondonmusictherapy.com/recovery

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MWM 17: How can we keep from singing?

MWM 17: How can we keep from singing?

June 8, 2021

Tom Appleton of the Come and Sing Company makes an impassioned plea on behalf of the country’s amateur choirs for the return of communal singing.

You can find out more about Tom and the Come and Sing Company at www.comeandsingcompany.co.uk

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3.8: Normalising trans bodies in opera with tenor, Patricia Yates.

3.8: Normalising trans bodies in opera with tenor, Patricia Yates.

June 4, 2021

“As a young transgender opera singer, at the start of her career, I want to wear my transness on my sleeve and claim it a key part of my artistic identity.”

Classical music, especially opera, is one of the last bastions of gender stereotypes. Patricia Yates, who is a trans singer performing as a tenor, makes the case for greater flexibility and willingness to embrace what trans performers bring to their art.

Patricia’s article Normalising Trans Bodies in Opera can be found here: https://musiciansunion.org.uk/news/normalising-trans-bodies-in-opera.

You can also follow Patricia on social media with the Twitter and Facebook handle: @msyatestenor

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MWM 16:  Toxic Relationships and the Imbalance of Power

MWM 16:  Toxic Relationships and the Imbalance of Power

June 1, 2021

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where an imbalance of power was affecting your professional relationships? Katie looks at how to identify those toxic power structures and find the strength to stop them holding back your career.

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3.7: Moving fearlessly back into live music with the InsideOut Musician

3.7: Moving fearlessly back into live music with the InsideOut Musician

May 28, 2021

Ruth Phillips, founder of The Breathing Bow and the InsideOut Musician, talks about self-care, compassion and how, by overcoming our obsession with control and letting go, we can find healing from the kinds of anxiety and physical stress that so often afflict us as musicians.

You can find information about coaching with Ruth at www.thebreathingbow.com and her online course “From Café Zoom to the Concert Hall” for string players wanting to ease the transition back from screen to stage at www.insideoutmusician.com/course/from-cafe-zoom-to-the-concert-hall/2021-06-28/

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MWM 15: If they don’t know you, they should know you!

MWM 15: If they don’t know you, they should know you!

May 25, 2021

Katie explores her three top tips to help you understand why networking matters, why you need to embrace it to develop your career right now, and how you can embrace your right to put your best foot forward with your fellow music professionals.

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3.6: Music Insurance – for when bad things happen to good instruments.

3.6: Music Insurance – for when bad things happen to good instruments.

May 21, 2021

Music Works is generously supported by Allianz Musical Insurance, the UK’s No. 1 musical instrument insurer, and we are pleased to welcome Clarice Goff to talk about music insurance & share stories where Allianz has stepped in and saved the day for musicians and their beloved instruments. We also hear about the excellent work Allianz does supporting musicians and the music community.

You can find information about Allianz’s offering and their work to support music and musicians at allianzmusic.co.uk

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MWM 14: Planning your cashflow, how and why.

MWM 14: Planning your cashflow, how and why.

May 18, 2021

Part of the challenge of being a professional musician is operating as a business, even if that business is just one person – you! Katie simplifies managing your cashflow and shows how this simple step can liberate your career.

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3.5: Taking the stage with Cristina Jones, the Blind Soprano.

3.5: Taking the stage with Cristina Jones, the Blind Soprano.

May 14, 2021

Cristina Jones – the Blind Soprano - gives us a fascinating insight into her career as a performer and her work as a consultant, advising opera, theatre and film on how to present blind characters and accurately  represent that experience. 

You can find information about Cristina at and her work at: theblindsoprano.com

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MWM 13: Are you a Big Thinker?

MWM 13: Are you a Big Thinker?

May 11, 2021

Do many of your big ideas come to fruition? Or, do you feel you’re always having to make your ideas, and yourself, smaller to fit in? Katie looks at how big thinking can change your professional life and identifies some of the key elements of being successful at thinking and achieving big.

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