MA in Music Therapy
Born in Oxfordshire, Katy moved to the West Midlands to study Music at Birmingham University in 2002. After graduating, Katy worked as a community musician for 5 years. This involved leading singing, songwriting and music-making workshops with children and adults in educational, health and community settings across the region. In 2009, Katy undertook the MA in Music Therapy at the University of the West of England, Bristol, qualifying in July 2012.
Katy's Music Therapy experience includes work with:
• Learning difficulties
• Autism and other communication disorders
• Child and adolescent mental health
• Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties
• Acquired brain injury• Acquired brain injury
Katy joined the Music Therapy Works team in 2012. She plays the guitar, piano and cello and is an experienced songwriter. Katy incorporates instrumental and vocal improvisation, singing, songwriting and music technology in to her work as a music therapist.
As well as her music therapy work, Katy runs community singing group Moseley Voices and co-facilitates One Voice, a community singing group for adults with acquired brain injury (ABI). She also works as a community support worker with adults with ABI.
She performs gigs with her folk band occasionally and enjoys listening to and playing an eclectic mix of music, from Bach to Bjork.