Specialist and bespoke 1:1 music activity in your own home.
We have experienced an increase in the demand of parents and carers asking us whether we provide 1:1 tuition as many students with disabilities are being let down by tutors not being able to meet their needs.
As a response a member of our freelance team underwent necessary training and procedure to enable him to work in the homes of the service user, as well as the service user being able to visit the tutors home studio. As a result we are now able to offer bespoke 1:1 sessions for people with disabilities and additional needs.
We can focus on tuition in a traditional sense, learn your favourite songs or lyrics, or simply experiment with music.
This work is completely bespoke so get in touch if you’d like to learn more.
Here are a few examples of some songs that have been created during in My Own Time sessions, with a broad range of clients:
A participant from our Saturday group showed particular interest in songwriting and had a great interest in melody and harmony. He is autistic and would sometimes find the social environment of Saturday group overwhelming and so his parents thought that participating in some home-based activity would keep up the momentum with this kind of activity and make up for any sessions he missed on a Saturday. This piece ‘Spinning Wheel’ is part of an album of recordings made in just a few sessions.
All the ages
An improvisation on the theme of prehistory; This participant was having formal music lessons, he found them stressful and his tutor was finding it difficult to meet his needs and adapt his approach to work with symptoms associated with the participants autism. Our approach was to remove any rigid structure and instead work with creativity in real-time, using Intensive Interaction as a framework for instigating music making and in this case, songwriting.
The participant that created this music is a man in his 30s who suffered recent brain damage. He has an interest in music technology and production but he has lost many of his skills and knowledge. For his ‘In My Own Time’ sessions we wanted to incorporate technology but remove the layers of complexity that require dexterity and a comprehensive understanding, and instead use visually-interfaced instruments (such as Thumbjam and Soundrop apps) that could be controlled with less refined movements. Imagining lots of small items colliding, he called this piece ‘Molecules’.