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Watch Ellie playfully making music with music therapist Holly! Ellie has Angelman syndrome, a genetic disorder which affects the nervous system and causes severe learning disabilities. She struggles to focus so Holly makes their sessions more engaging by making music with her in unusual ways! Holly added: "Ellie finds these alternative ways of playing much more interesting than conventional methods. These fun-filled and structured musical action-songs have been the perfect vehicle for celebrating Ellie’s creativity, harnessing her humour and motivating her to work hard to stay focused and present with me in music therapy.”

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Watch Patsy’s story to see how music therapy can be life-changing. Patsy’s mum Kath said: “Patsy is seven years old and has autism. Patsy’s inability to communicate makes her very frustrated, which results in meltdowns during which she harms herself, which is beyond distressing and upsetting. In 2016, Patsy started music therapy with Nordoff Robbins. To this point my little girl had been unable to speak - and here she was communicating through music. At Nordoff Robbins, Patsy didn't need words to have a voice. Music therapy has been amazing. Life-changing in fact. My beautiful daughter is learning to play with other - any parent will tell you the sheer significance of that. I cannot stress how important this charity is and the opportunities it gives to less fortunate people than ourselves.” You could help someone like Patsy to receive music therapy by donating to Nordoff Robbins via the link in our bio.

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A massive thank you to the amazing ‘Team Monkey’ monkeymusicuk who took part in the East Grinstead triathlon yesterday to support our work. By taking on the challenge, the group have raised almost £16,000 to help us reach even more people with life-changing music - incredible!

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Our mission is to make music therapy available to all those who need it. We support thousands of people by working in partnership with schools, day centres, care homes, hospitals, hospices and mental health units, as well as at our centres and in community settings – where we provide music therapy services for free, ensuring our life-changing work reaches those who need it most. Music therapy can help a with autism to communicate, enable someone with dementia to regain their sense of identity, or provide comfort for someone facing a terminalillness. We're incredibly proud that in 2018 we reached more people in more places, than ever before. Read our newly published annual review via the link in our bio.

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Despite living with terminal cancer, Betty is re-discovering her love of singing through her musictherapy sessions at the hospice she attends! Her music therapist Jenny is working with Betty to help re-build her confidence and self-esteem in the wake of her diagnosis, and to help provide a safe space to process emotions. In her music therapy sessions, Betty has also written and recorded a song for the first time, which has brought her a real sense of achievement. After finishing the song she said: “I never thought I could do that!” Listen to Betty singing the song she wrote about her late husband…

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Nefertiti, the beautiful one has come by Cecil Taylor: revolutionary avantgarde music, wonderful coverart by Marte Röling. Let’s celebrate internationaljazzday and jazz ‘role of uniting people in all corners of the globe’ on April 30th, as stipulated by UNESCO. You could carry on celebrating jazz every day of your life, as recommended by the houseofvinylclub! jazz avantgarde nefertiti thebeautifulonehascome ceciltaylor marteroling marteröling debut record vinylrecords musicforchange record recordcollection nowspinning houseofvinylclub 🔥 albumart vinylart lifechangingmusic

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Congratulations to the incredible runners who completed the londonmarathon at the weekend to raise vital funds for Nordoff Robbins! Thanks to Louise, Kathryn, Adam B, Chris, Lucie, Alex and Adam H all taking on the epic challenge, we'll be able to reach more vulnerable and isolated people with life-changing music therapy! londonmarathon2019 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏽‍♂️

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Breaking Bread with my Bro in VA Pharrells Something in the water Music Festival pharrell hold ya head the Sun will come out Tommorow We selling hits this weekend and taking meetings LifeChangingMusic PS pray 4 Big Block we Love you King

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Watch Kourtney sing her favourite song “Girl On Fire” by aliciakeys with her music therapist Lucie! Due to complexities in her life, seven-year-old Kourtney finds developing social relationships and engaging in the classroom difficult, but music is helping her to build a trusting relationship with an adult and to improve her concentration. Music therapy is also helping her to express her creativity! Kourtney has a playful and vivid imagination and loves making up stories. Since this isn’t always appropriate in her day-to-day school life, Lucie makes it an important element of their music therapy sessions. Lucie added: “What has helped Kourtney develop her skills in particular, is tapping into her playfulness and her imagination; creating musical stories and imagining that we are on stage as a band, performing to a huge audience!"

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Happy 39th birthday to this masterpiece of an album. One of a handful of albums I can say without any doubt changed my life in a pretty dramatic way. Even before I truly fell in love with Maiden, I fell in love with this album and it sent me down the metal path that would ultimately lead me to so many of my favorite bands and albums. Also, we're playing the whole thing live one more time in Newark, DE on Sat. May 4th! BlackSabbath RonnieJamesDio HeavenandHell TonyIommi GeezerButler BillWard MartinBirch heavymetal classicmetal 80smetal Dio happybirthday lifechangingmusic thisdayinmetal

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I’m gonna cry because I now have this beautiful vinyl in my possession. This was one of the first DT albums I listened to that got me hooked instantly, but I don’t think I’ve actually listened to it in years since I don’t usually listen to live albums. Also, look at that amazing cover art! I really need it somewhere on my body darktranquillityofficial darktranquillity dt dtfam bestbandever metal melodicdeathmetal deathmetal vinyl vinylcollector metalhead swedishmetal lifechangingmusic livealbum wheredeathismostalive

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exceptionally high quality, magical musical experience; as presented in these super-low quality videos that do not at all do the phenomenal-ness justice. thnx, ellavos & claramaemusic for the reminders that you don’t have to Rearrange yourself for anyone or anything; that you’re NotHer, you’re you and that’s a beautiful thing; that having to take the time to mend your 🖤 only means that you have a great big, beautiful one capable of so much love and good; and that all of it is only Temporary, so dance, laugh, and cry your way through it. Be yourself and do what feels honest, true, and real, because even if they don’t know about you, you do. If you haven’t heard these ladies yet, run don’t walk. lifechangingmusic

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exceptionally high quality, magical musical experience; as presented in these super-low quality videos that do not at all do the phenomenal-ness justice. thnx, ellavos & claramaemusic for the reminders that you don’t have to Rearrange yourself for anyone or anything; that you’re NotHer, you’re you and that’s a beautiful thing; that having to take the time to mend your 🖤 only means that you have a great big, beautiful one capable of so much love and good; and that all of it is only Temporary, so dance, laugh, and cry your way through it. Be yourself and do what feels honest, true, and real, because even if they don’t know about you, you do. If you haven’t heard these ladies yet, run don’t walk. lifechangingmusic

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The Master Paradox⁣ ⁣ "The first question: is it even logical?⁣ The mastery of craft, if the achievement is possible.⁣ Logic or not people chase it.⁣ Following thoughts of breaking laws to teach the layman the secret language."⁣ ⁣ -⚛ greydonsquare "The Master Paradox (As A Master)." Aum_niverse. grandunified music, 2015. greydonsquare.bandcamp.com/⁣ lifechangingmusic⁣ ⁣⁣ 🌀 - maine_flowonfireFoFCaptain poi⁣ 👕 - modekdesignsspinallthethingz⁣ 📸 - iflightcouldspeak (cropped for post)⁣ flowphotography

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Proud to attend the nordoffrobbins spring showcase last night. Some incredibly moving and inspiring performances, really demonstrating the amazing work this incredible charity does each and every day 🙌🏽 🎶 nordoffrobbins lifechangingmusic

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Thirty-year-old Amy lives with a severe brain injury following a case of anaphylaxis due to a nut allergy, during which the oxygen supply was cut off from her brain. Amy was left with almost no movement or speech but is very cognitively aware and is able to make decisions. Emily explained that through music therapy, she aims to help extend the pitch and variance of Amy's fairly short monotone sounds, to help give her purpose and meaning with her voice. She added: “Music always was and continues to be a big part of Amy's life, despite the difficulties she now faces. It not only brings her joy and motivation, but it connects her with who she is. Amy always loved her time in music therapy, choosing to come to her sessions even when in the greatest amounts of pain, showing just what it meant to her.”

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It’s Miami Music Week yall Shout out to my brother Anthony for introducing me to this music infused lifestyle, 2 years ago today! One that I used to make fun of, and once I got a taste of, fell in love with instantly. He took me to Wynwood where I first came out of my shell and had a little dance off, then we went to my first lowkey rave that night, and finished the weekend with a good old fashioned Miami pool party. Although it sounds dramatic, EDM music has changed my life So much good vibes and incredible memories and straight up gangsta coolness added to my life. It’s also what led me to meet Viktor And he is the one that introduced me to my first taste of music festivals! Quite possibly my favorite photo of us, below. A candid of us at my first festival, confused AF, devising a plan for how we were going to pose for an epic picture with the Ultra sign. Of all the festivals we’ve been to, Ultra has been my favorite. Just him & I, dancing like fools for 3 straight days, discovering new artists and meeting people from all over the globe. It’s been a wild ride, and I can honestly say this lifestyle is so much more than I ever assumed it was. An entire culture of hardcore people dedicated to loving and accepting each other unconditionally and simply having the best time of their life rocking out to their favorite music! Happy Miami Music Week Y’all know where to find me 🎶 dontknockittilyoutryit lifechangingmusic ultramusicfestival miamimusicweek

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It’s been a year since theofficialsting opened our Newcastle music therapy centre, joined by rickontour of kaiserchiefs ! The bespoke centre was built through the generous support we received from the grahamwyliefoundation and has enabled us to deliver more life-changing music therapy to people across the North East. One of the individuals who we’ve been able to reach through the Newcastle centre is David, whose carer said: "Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy is the highlight of David's, and our, week. Despite his complex, multiple disabilities he seems to anticipate the day he attends the centre and chuckles for hours after, having enjoyed the music therapy session. There is very little that he can access in the wider community, so having music therapy in Newcastle has helped improve the quality of life of our entire family…Happy Birthday Newcastle Nordoff Robbins, and many thanks!”

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Music festivals are more than just that — they’ve become part of our culture, ever since the first Woodstock took place 50 years ago. Ultra Miami, Electric Daisy Carnival, Burning Man, Coachella and more are household names at this point, and one study looks to better understand the impact of these life-changing experiences. In a survey conducted by music streaming platform CloudCover, Ultra Music Festival is the most life-changing experience since Woodstock. This, according to the analysis of 665 festival goers. 82 percent of those who attended Woodstock in 1969 called their experience life-changing. Compared to 65 percent of respondents that believed at least one of the music festivals they attended (between 2011 – 2018) was life changing — it was most commonly Ultra. Electric Daisy Carnival is close behind, followed by Burning Man, Austin City Limits, Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, SXSW and Warped Tour. The top memorable artists from these music festivals — Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction, Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, and Tiësto. miamiultra musicfestival music edm music lifechangingmusic goodvibes musichealsthesoul enjoymusic ultra rave staypositive

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Listening to this score(or actually any Thomas Newman score) feels like discovering something sacred that no one else knows about. Thomas Newman is a living legend and should be mentioned way more often than all the other film composers combined. thomasnewman filmcomposer composer filmmusic lifechangingmusic ilovemusic orchestral film cinema masterpiece checkthisout shawshankredemption filmscore amazing inspiring creative beautiful dynamic music hiddengem listentothis 映画音楽 音楽が好き 音楽 作曲家 オーケストラ 美しい 美しい音楽

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“Driving this road down to paradise Letting the sunlight into my eyes Our only plan is to improvise And it's crystal clear That I don't ever want it to end. If I had my way I would never leave Keep building these random memories Turning our days into melodies But since I can't stay” lifechangingmusic If I had to pick 5 albums to get stranded on a remote island. This is one. I skip no songs in this album nowspinning : Daft Punk - Random Access Memories (2013) vinylcollection workweekdj

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Watch Laura and Bella singing with our music therapist Richard! Bella, who is 100 years old, is often forgetful and confused, while Laura is pre-occupied with her health and often spends her days waiting for an imaginary ambulance to arrive. However, speaking of the duo during their music therapy sessions, Richard said: “Bella and Laura’s heads sway from side to side, their hands begin to tap and their mouths form the words of songs from long ago. Confusion and health worries are not a concern in these moments, and their faces convey clear and unaffected pleasure.” By way of confirming this pleasure, Bella frequently ends the music-making session with the statement: “I’ve enjoyed every minute!”

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On International Women’s Day, watch Charlotte playing her own song, “Change,” alongside our music therapist Alan. Charlotte has been in hospital since December last year, recovering from meningitis encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain. Initially the condition affected the use of both of her arms and legs, her head control and her speech. It was challenging for her to find the right word to use in her head and when the words did come out, they were often disjointed. Yet, when music was re-introduced to Charlotte’s life after her initial five weeks in hospital, she found herself able to sing more fluidly than she could speak! By re-discovering her love of music in her music therapy sessions, and processing her challenging experience through writing her song, her mood was lifted and she started to see a light at the end of the darkness; words which eventually became a part of her song. As Charlotte positively concludes: “I bumped into another patient the other day and got referred to as the lady who does the singing and I thought, ‘YES, THAT’S WHO I AM!’”

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Story time! I didn’t even know what Afrobeat music was until the Summer of 2005. Fela Kuti was on rotation in the CD player in the house I moved into in Austin a week after graduating from high school. At that point I had already been playing drums for about 8 years but HAD NEVER heard anything like this stuff coming from semi-rural Seguin, Texas. I fell in love with it and have since done a little research and gone to several Afrobeat shows. Won’t get into it here but Fela Kuti is far more than a musician. Look him up if you care to. Eccentric is an understatement. I will say this, we owe a lot to innovative drummers like Tony Allen(Africa ‘70) and Jabo Starks and Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown). These are GIANTS among GIANTS! Anywho here I am with my first ever real attempt at a very standard (and super simplified) Afrobeat rhythm. I’m so glad this music crossed my path. More to come! Paz, Beto stillrustybutgettingthere stillrusty myliferfriendsarealsomusicians drummer lifechangingmusic lifechangingmusicians stillmakinguphashtags playingafrobeatrhythmsinruraltexas

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Meet Ewen and Francesa, who were all smiles in their music therapy session at The Royal Blind School in Edinburgh today! Music therapist Francesca uses music to encourage Ewen, who has Dystonic Cerebral Palsy, to move his arms, use his voice and to become more confident in himself!

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I first heard Bring Me To Life on some crappy chart hits compilation album.my parents got me. Disc 1, Track 3 and I heard Amy Lee's voice and stopped what I was doing because, damn, that wasn't just background filler music. It was beautiful. I put that song on repeat for weeks until I could get my hands on the full album, which was then played on repeat for the foreseeable future. It sounds like a cliché, but Fallen really did change my life. It lead me to find so many other bands which I still love, I found my style, and I found friends through a mutual love of similar music. Now, for a 13 year old with not many friends and no sense of identity, it was a pretty big deal. I still turn to this album when I'm going through a hard time, a sad time, a good timehell just any time. This album and this band has done so much for me. I've seen them twice live now, and I hope I get to see them many more times. Thank you Evanescence. Happy birthday Fallen fallensweet16 🖤🖤🖤 evanescence lifechangingmusic gothlife amyleeisgoals

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These go out to you Kieth Flint. My god you've made me party hard. In 97 I heard Firestarter. I was 10. I new from then on in that raving was my thing. I would listen to tapes on repeat until I was old enough. What fine memories I hold from watching you perform. I hope you cause some serious mischief up in that there heaven. Let's your legacy remain on. prodigy ravemusic lifechangingmusic dance everybodyintotheplaceletsgo

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Catrin sustained a brain injury in a traffic accident over twenty years ago and now lives in a neuro-rehabilitation centre. We're celebrating stdavidsday by listening to her sing the traditional welsh song ‘Calon Lan’ accompanied by our music therapist Lucie! The chorus to the song translates: “A pure heart is full of goodness, more lovely than the pretty lily: Only a pure heart can sing- sing day and night.” dyddgwyldewihapus 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

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To mark WorldMusicTherapyDay our music therapist Anna shared her thoughts on her work and the power of music saying: “People might not always be able to communicate verbally, but are often longing for social connection. Sometimes words are too painful and music affords a safe way to interact and be playful. Sometimes music lets a person say: 'This is me! I have ideas and choices that I can express through music.' As a music therapist, I work in a wide range of settings, but every day brings challenge, wonder and above all, joy. It’s my dream job!"

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Satsang was AMAZING last night When the vibe is high, good things happen. We entered the nectarlounge, and found an okay spot on the ground. I felt a little overwhelmed by the crowd but found a little pocket between some tables where I felt protected, even though the guy behind me was a very loud whistler in my ear. Then iamdrryan came back from the bathroom and said that the upstairs (upstairs?!) was pretty open. So we headed up and found two stools next to each other, with a pretty straight-on view of the band. We sat there while newkingstonlive played — they were also AMAZING live They had such great energy and it was so fun to listen to their patois (and hear all the Seattleites struggle with the song called “Fiyah Not ‘ot Like You” 🇯🇲😂) Between sets, we asked some folks to take a picture of us (pro tip: ask a girl — she’ll make sure eyes are open and flash is on); then they invited us into their little private booth that was right by the rail on the second floor. Ummm HELL YES Directly in front of the lead singer Drew of satsangmusic, who absorbed me completely in his presence and love, and his own absorption in the music. I don’t think I’ve ever been so taken at a concert that wasn’t a rave! 🙈 🎉 I also have never committed the ultimate sin of videoing a concert until last night — I wanted to keep the words of some of my favorite songs for my own uplifting; but I might as well share them with you too because they’re incredible. I apologize for the shitty camera work (especially in the second video — “Grow” is my favorite song ever so I was definitely dancing and jumping up and down). If you haven’t ever heard of Satsang, then please go to Spotify and give them a listen — you won’t regret it These guys are doing something really wonderful in the world, and I’m so happy to support them and grateful to have discovered them from antonyoga11 back in October. Back then, we missed their concert in AZ by only a day, and were heartbroken; but their show last night was worth the wait We have truly experienced some absolutely life-changing months to the soundtrack of Satsang to guide us along. Thank you guys 🙏🏼🎉☀️😍👌🏼🎵

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In the lead up to worldmusictherapyday on Friday, we're sharing thoughts from some of our music therapists about the power of music. Joe, who delivers many of his music therapy sessions to individuals facing serious illness, including cancer, said: "Serious illness and social isolation often go hand-in-hand and whilst there are incredible ways of managing illness, the associated isolation and loneliness can remain unaddressed. In music therapy we can effectively foster experiences of meaningful connection and companionship, supporting a person’s overall wellbeing when they are living with a serious illness."

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