About

Screen shot 2014-01-22 at 13.36.35About Rachel

I am a Music Therapist (I trained at Nordoff Robbins in London) and a community musician. I’m a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to music – I play piano, guitar, and violin, and I make use of a range of percussion instruments in my practice, but I’m definitely most comfortable when I’m singing. My professional journey has taken me from a music degree, through community arts and development, singing and wellbeing, into music therapy, with the odd dabbling in education along the way. I am deeply passionate about the potential for participatory music-making, in whatever form, with whichever people, to create positive change and transformation for individuals, relationships and communities.

I live in Stroud, Gloucestershire with my husband Tim Davies. When not doing music-related things I enjoy bird-watching, yoga, knitting, hiking, camping and canoeing.

About this website

The core of this website is the blog – a place where I share ideas, reflections, resources and news from the world of arts and health. The freelance mode of working can be a solitary life, so I’m trying to use technology  – the blog, as well as twitter – to connect with like-minded practitioners in the field of music and health. Please feel free to comment on any blog post. I’d love to hear your thoughts.