10th July 2018

Workshop: Mental Health and Well-being in the Music Teaching Environment

When:
27th November 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
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Where:
Wiltshire Music Centre
Ashley Rd
Bradford-on-Avon BA15
UK

Mental Health and Well-being in the Music Teaching Environment workshop led by Kristina Takashina.

This CPD is about delivering inclusive practice in our music provision to students with mental health difficulties. It will give an overview of mental health challenges and the ways in which those challenges can impact upon students’ learning within a music lesson, both in a group, and in a one to one or two to one lesson. It will provide an introduction to various ways of dealing with these issues so as to overcome barriers to learning so that students can make progress, and the ways in which these positive experiences can impact upon mental health learning goals also, so that we can really achieve what music sets out to do: entertain, express and elevate! You will also learn how a series of skills with which to evaluate your own lessons in terms of mental health in order to be sure that lessons are challenging enough without adding extra burden to students’ self-esteem and ability to learn. Suggested length of workshop 1.5 hours.

This workshop explores inclusive practice in our music provision to students with mental health difficulties. It will give an overview of mental health challenges and the ways in which those challenges can impact upon students’ learning within a music lesson, both in a group, and in a one to one lesson.

The workshop includes:

an introduction to overcoming barriers to learning so that students can make progress
how positive musical experiences can impact upon mental health learning goals
how we can really achieve what music sets out to do: entertain, express and elevate!
You will also come away with skills to help evaluate your own lessons in terms of mental health so that lessons are challenging enough without adding extra burden to students’ self-esteem and ability to learn.

Kristina Takashina studied languages at Oxford, then translation and feminist literature before turning to her love of opera and training as a postgraduate at the then RSAMD in Glasgow. She has appeared with various companies worldwide as a singer, and also worked as a voice artist with Nintendo and with the BBC as a subtitler. She is as at home with pop, music theatre and jazz as with classical music and enjoys exploring the self-expression of adolescents with them, especially when they turn to writing their own songs. She also trained as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist and uses a combination of singing and movement skills to support those with specialist educational or mental health needs to develop their emotional language and work through their difficulties to find their own voices. Kristina regularly attends and delivers CPD on the role of music and the body in good mental health and recently presented at the British Dramatherapy Association’s national conference. She has a special interest in Aspergers and autism and in working with self-harm, abuse and neglect through using the voice and music.

Kristina is also a Wiltshire Music Connect Associate click here to see her profile.