Adam Kishtainy

Music: The Key to Health and Wellbeing


This workshop aims to give you an understanding of the theory and practice of music therapy, including an interactive experience of what music therapy can do. A wide range of fun, interesting and unusual instruments will be available for you to have a go on and you will be invited to listen, play, sing and reflect on the experience. No previous musical experience is necessary and you will not be made to do anything with which you are not comfortable. There will also be a short presentation of clinical work as well as information about the research that underpins our work.


Adam is the Music Therapy Services Manager for Guideposts Trust. He has extensive experience with the use of music for the rehabilitation of prisoners and ex-prisoners as well as experience with complex mental health needs, systemic therapy and with foster children and their families. In addition to his work with Guideposts on dementia, brain injury and learning disabilities, he also works for Children's Hospice South West, Soundwell Music Therapy Trust and is an associate lecturer at the University of the West of England on the MA Music Therapy course. Adam was awarded the McMullen Disabilities Award in 2011 for innovative, pioneering and highly effective clinical intervention in the field of disabilities.

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