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On 23rd July 2020 we successfully raised £5,180 ( + est. £691.25 Gift Aid ) with 88 supporters in 41 days

Music Treehouse uses creative music making to help vulnerable young people with special needs to develop skills, interact and communicate.

by HMDT Music in London, England, United Kingdom

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Music Treehouse is an ongoing programme and so any additional funds raised will continue to support workshops and 1:1 sessions across the year.

Music Treehouse is a weekly music making programme for 60 SEN/D children aged 3- 18 with a wide spectrum of needs. 

It includes children who are isolated and struggle with issues around communication and interaction, who have profound Autism, difficulties with Mental and Emotional Health and sensory and physical disabilities. Using music to develop creativity, communication, life-skills, social engagement and confidence, Music Treehouse's team of skilled, specialist practitioners offer a much needed means of interaction and skills development through activities which are accessible, engaging and life-enhancing. Seeing a child's face and the pride they feel when they have the ability to make music is exhilarating and the health benefits cannot be underestimated. The impact on the children's well-being, confidence and self-belief is transformative.  

       ..........      “Our weekly highlight: the only activity P enjoys”     ...........


Engagement in the programme can be a vital life-line and so during lockdown we have been offering pre-recorded online sessions but really need to be able to continue our 1:1 online music therapy sessions across the whole summer, to support emotional and traumatic issues of isolation currently being experienced.             

                                                      “We are the best drummers in the world!”              

   Music Treehouse is part of a wider, inclusive community programme offering parents respite and the chance to socialise. It offers families techniques and activities to help support and engage their children at home.

When live sessions return, any additional funding will contribute to much-needed assistance with ongoing live workshops and 1:1 music therapy sessions to ensure all participants are able to attend and enjoy the stimulus of creative music making together again.

Find out more about Music Treehouse HERE

Award-winning charity HMDT Music has been running Music Treehouse since 2016 as part of its 25 year old weekly Saturday Programme. A leader at developing inspiring arts projects which support other areas of learning, HMDT Music works with world class artists and experts to create work in schools, prisons and the community using music and the arts to develop young people's creativity, confidence, technical skills, achievements and aspirations. Projects range from commissions of new works for young people to perform linked to relevant themes such as Trench Brothers commemorating ethnic minority soldiers in the First World War through performances, workshops, teaching resources and an exhibition, to One Spirit offering rehabilitation and mentoring to young offenders both in prison and on release. Its Saturday Programme  includes lessons, workshops, group and individual sessions and performances for The Music Box Early Years, CYMH instrumental, I Can Sing! Music Theatre and the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy as well as Music Treehouse.

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