Music Therapy and Sound Therapy

Music Therapy or Sound Therapy?

Didgeridoo Music Therapy

Music Therapy is much more interactive and each participant has use of a plastic didgeridoo and they will learn techniques of how to play the didgeridoo.  This is great for boosting confidence, making sounds, using the voice and is really good fun and interactive.

Didgeridoo Sound Therapy

Didgeridoo Therapy sessions are much more passive where participants are laying down and relaxing to the sounds of the didgeridoo.

 

Stress management for schools

The sounds and vibrations of the lower frequency didgeridoos entrain the brain waves to states of deep relaxation and is therefore beneficial for reducing stress, anxiety and behavioural problems.

 

Enhances concentration and performance

The sounds and vibrations of the higher frequency didgeridoos entrain the brain waves to energised states and therefore helps students to re-energise and refocus which has enhanced their performance.

 

Non touch sound massage

The vibrations of the didgeridoo gives a non touch sound massage and may therefore alleviate muscular and skeletal pain.

Special Needs Schools and Students with disabilities

Didgeridoo Sound Therapy and Didgeridoo Music Therapy has been beneficial for students with a broad range of disabilities including:

  • Physical disabilities
  • Learning disabilities
  • Sensory disabilities
  • Autistic spectrum
  • Mental ill health
  • Profound and multiple learning disabilities

 

For children and young people with limited or no communication, the didgeridoo is an effective communication tool to mimic the students sounds and movement.

 

School Workshops

Gregg also specialises in Australian themed workshops, Relaxation and meditation techniques and Introduction to playing the Didgeridoo. See the workshops page for more information.

 

Feedback

Didgeridoo Sound Therapy has helped the children at our SEN School to relax and it also stimulates their spatial awareness.

The children at our school are all on the Autistic spectrum. It is wonderful to see them in a state of relaxation.

I felt so relaxed after the didgeridoo session.

Thank you very much for your sound therapy workshop, which my class thoroughly enjoyed.
The children were very responsive and sustained attention throughout the session.  I was impressed at how quickly you adapted your approach to suit the level and needs of my pupils, who have profound and multiple disabilities. You showed sensitivity and patience, creating a stimulating yet peaceful atmosphere.  The children enjoyed listening and making movements to the music, as well as looking at and touching the didgeridoos with their wonderful aboriginal paintings.  It was an enriching experience for our children, to be able to listen to the unique sounds of the didgeridoo.  Thank you again for a wonderful workshop.
Best wishes
Lisa Lewis (Teacher, Victoria School)

It was a very enjoyable session, we had 4 young people in and all of them appeared to fully enjoy the whole session. Gregg was very good at allowing each child some one to one time and he varied how he interacted with the young people from the responses they were giving him.

The session appeared to relax one young person, this was observed by staff noticing her hands, which she usually has curled up and ridged were slightly opened and she was moving her arms.

One young man responded to the didgeridoo and Gregg by moving himself towards them throughout the session.

Another young lady in the session made good eye contact with Gregg while he was giving he some one to one time which is unusual for her.

Jenny Russell

Haven Cottage

The students loved it and were very relaxed.
Thanks Anne

The students relaxed completely as did the adults. I would love to see this come to the school again.
Josh,
Teaching Assistant, 3J

Very soothing and relaxing, relaxed the children and they were very calm.
Thank you from 3M

Extremely calming and different to the usual relaxation sessions. Students engaged by watching the didgeridoo and the setting.
Thanks Thena
KS5 Teacher

It was very calming and something unique for the children and staff. The children were relaxing and lying down.
Erna, Teaching Assistant

Thank you for a great session, the pupils found the session very relaxing and enjoyed having a go themselves. Great Fun!
Carlye, Teacher

Very interesting and relaxing. Kept the children quiet and relaxed, thoroughly enjoyed it and so did the kids.
Class 2L

Very interesting session. All children enjoyed taking part in it.
Class 1B

Class 2M appeared very calm and relaxed during the session. I felt that they benefitted from the session.
Class 2M
Most of the children in the class really enjoyed it were sitting and were relaxed.

Very Relaxing for the children, they all responded very well to the man playing the didgeridoo
Class 2H

It was very relaxing for the children. All children remained calm all throughout even the children who are unable to sit during long periods were completely calm. It was brilliant!
Class 2G

It was very relaxing for the children and they loved it, they kept calm and they responded very well.
Class 3F

It was very calming and relaxing for both the children and staff. Thank you very much!
Class 1J

Just want to say thank you for the wonderful sessions you provided our school with. The students appeared to thoroughly enjoy themselves and it was lovely to see how engaged they were throughout. Our verbal students described the sessions as ‘amazing’ and ‘fun’ and were asking when they could do the session again!

The sessions were fabulous for all of our students whom have SLD, ASD, behavioural difficulties and communication difficulties. A lot of our young people also have a lot of sensory difficulties and this therapy appeared to meet their needs very well, with all students relaxed and engaging well with the therapy.

I cannot recommend your therapy enough and it is much appreciated,

Thank you!

Lauren Scarborough

Gregg has been to several of our family days, giving children and young people an opportunity to learn about and experience the stories and sounds of the digeridoos. Gregg is always willing to adapt his sessions to fit in with us, or when things don’t go according to plan, such as having to move rooms halfway through his last session with us due to a double booking! He always allows each individual time to explore the didgeridoos, everyone seems to find the sound and vibrations both fascinating and very relaxing and we always have very positive comments from everyone. We hope he can continue to work with us at future events.

Ginny Matthew

Senior Children and Family Support Worker

Sense Children’s Specialist Services

Thank you for your recent visit to Swinderby school, the feedback I received was overwhelmingly positive and students seemed to benefit greatly from this unique style of therapy. I was informed that all of the students in my class found this calming and it helped them relax for the day.

Gareth Hall
Senior Teacher
Kisimul School