In this episode, I talk with Rachael Perrin, a co-founder of community music organisation, Soundcastle, which runs projects in the south of England, coaches and trains music practitioners across the UK, and has an online community to support them.
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What’s in this episode?
We talk about:
- bringing together the music and social care worlds and wanting to find ‘other uses for music’
- Soundcastle’s Musical Beacons work with families and People’s Music Collectives work with adults on a journey of mental health recovery
- the crossovers between coaching, mentoring and community music
- the importance of creative autonomy
- and wellbeing, the thread that runs through everything from projects to collective decision-making
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About the music for education & wellbeing podcast
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The music for the podcast was created by Otis Hynds, a young person working with Noise Solution.
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