The Music Treehouse is an SEN/D music project run by HMDT Music offering students with a range of cognitive, physical and behavioural conditions the opportunity to participate in a regular group music activity out of school. To date, there are only a handful of places that offer this much needed opportunity, and in London, we are the only provider that offer it without a fee attached.
One of the branches for the project is for students with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties, including those with ASD and physical disabilities. Specialist sessions develop their responses to and communication through music, building confidence and interacting with other students. It is led by renowned workshop leader Jason Rowland and a team of experienced musicians and SEN teaching assistants and uses appropriately selected instruments to develop skills in improvisation, composition and storytelling. Working in an experimental way, students are also supported by a Music Therapist from our partner www.musictherapytree.co.uk
Why do we need funding?
Despite the project being free to the user, many of the students who are in desperate need of attending, are unable to do so due to the cost of taking a weekly specialist taxi. We have tried to cover as much as we can but there is a huge gap in the number that we are able to help, and the demand. We are therefore asking for your help in ensuring that we can enable as many students as possible attend who would like to.
To find out more about HMDT Music, and the Music Treehouse, please visit: www.hmdt.org.uk