MA Music Therapy: Merit (2018) - Anglia Ruskin University
MPerf Music Performance (2012) - University of East Anglia
BA Hons Music 2:1 (2010) - University of East Anglia
Support Music Therapist - Chiltern Music Therapy - 2018: Verity volunteered as a support music therapist in a neurologic music therapy group for people who have suffered from brain injury, stroke, and parkinson disease. The group aimed to use music to facilitate movement, speech, cognition and emotional wellbeing. She assisted the lead music therapist with musical exercises, singing, playing, supporting the client and their carers, setting up the therapeutic space and contributing to clinical notes.
Creative Expressive Facilitator - Art 4 Youth 2018 - 2019: Verity lead workshop and classes, combining art and music for children between 6-12 years old. Each workshop was based on a theme, where the children learn about basic principles of music, and listen to music, creatively expressing what they visualise through the medium of art. The children are also encouraged to become more familiar with the instruments and think creatively about different ways of using them. The workshop allows individual and group work, and it uses musical and art based exercises to promote communication and confidence. Verity also made her own instrument for a series of workshops about Music and the Environment.
Trainee Music Therapist, MHA Norwich 2017-2018: As part of her music therapy training, Verity had a one year placement working with elderly clients with Dementia at MHA. Here she was responsible for both individual and group clients, conducting referrals and providing clinical notes for the care staff. She also ran an open singing and wellbeing group for any of the residents. Verity worked with a mixture of improvised music and structured song with this client base.
Trainee Music Therapist, Cambridgeshire Music 2016 - 2017: As part of her Music Therapy training, Verity had a one year placement working with Cambridgeshire Music. Here she worked in her own clinic working with children from main stream schools coping with behavioural problems. Verity worked mainly with improvisation, musical games and self expression through the music. During this placement Verity also attended sessions in a Multiple sclerosis singing group.