- HISTORY OF THE TRUST
- OUR AIMS
- OUR ETHOS
- OUR THERAPISTS
- OUR SUPPORTERS/DONORS
- to build partnerships to increase the provision of music therapy in the community
- to improve awareness of disability and the benefits which music therapy can bring
- to provide lasting benefits to hundreds of children and adults who are marginalised due to communication difficulties, disability or poverty, irrespective of their gender, economic status, race or religion.
- Individual and group Clinical Music Therapy
- Skill Sharing workshops to teachers, health professionals, Parents’ musicians
- We also respond to need in the community, working with NGO’s and Schools to help children with additional needs
- Organisations working to help people with mental health problems,
- Neurological conditions
- Elderly people with memory problems, isolation and depression.
Nina Cherla is a Music Therapist, and Regional Director of The Music Therapy Trust (TMTT) in Gurgaon, India. She graduated from the University of South Wales (USW) with an M.A. in Music Therapy, having written her dissertation on the role of singing in the rehabilitation of individuals with Aphasia. Her professional experience includes a decade of work in public healthcare as a care worker for individuals with special needs in Malmö, Sweden. She is also a musician and has released two albums and performed at various venues in Sweden, India and the UK. With a unique blend of expertise in healthcare and the arts, Nina oversees the operations of TMTT at Continua Kids (Centre of Neurotherapy In Uniquely-Abled Kids) in Gurgaon, India. In her clinical role, she carries out music therapy sessions with special needs children and works in collaboration with the pediatric health practitioners at Continua Kids. Nina has also worked in India in the past before joining TMTT. More recently following her graduation from USW, she offered her services as Music Therapist at Asha Hospital, Zeba Basheruddin Centre for Healthy Aging, and Music as Therapy International working with special needs children and the elderly affected by dementia.
Elena Konstantinidi has recently qualified as a music therapist from Anglia Ruskin University in the UK. Elena is originally from Cyprus, and before moving to India she lived in the United Kingdom for five years, where she also completed her Bachelor’s degree in Music at King’s College London. During her training, Elena has worked with children with physical and learning difficulties. She has also worked in a palliative care hospice, where she took the initiative to organise and introduce music therapy sessions. During this time she was also involved in managing workshops for the staff and volunteers. Her final thesis considered the different ways in which adults and children use songs in the setting of music therapy. Additionally, Elena has a particular interest in research and has worked as a research assistant at Anglia Ruskin University in projects focusing on music therapy and dementia, as well as, acting as an administrator for the International Music Therapy Research Consortium.
Jose Alor has recently joined TMTT as a music therapist. He is a highly skilled professional musician who has been musically active since a young age. After completing his bachelor’s degree in violin performance at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid (RCSMM), he moved to the UK to study his master’s degree in Music Therapy at Nordoff Robbins Centre in London. He has worked for Nordoff Robbins as a music therapist in a wide range of settings including care homes, hospitals, schools as well as direct referrals at the centre. Over the years Jose has also worked as a violinist in various Symphony Orchestras all over Spain as well as collaborated with groups for chorus, pop and folk music. Alongside his musical and music therapy career, he developed a great passion for teaching music to a wide range of people. Jose is now very much looking forward to bringing all these experiences to his new role as music therapist with TMTT in India and embrace this new step in his career.
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