Enabling music-making for the physically disabled

One handed musical instrument trust (OHMI) is a wonderful organisation that focuses on enabling people with disabilities to play musical instruments. Whether people want to play at home, in small groups or professionally music is such an important part of life. Often people with disabilities can be excluded from playing an instrument. The goal of OHMI is to enable all people the joy of making music. Their conference is coming up in September 2018 and there is a call to instrument makers to submit applications for ideas about adapting and creating musical instruments that can be used by people with all sorts of impairments. This video gives an insight into the project.

Posted in NEWS on February 2nd 2018

Music saves lives in Brazil.

Music is literally saving amazing Brazilian children in the favelas from the drug cartels. This article tells of the inspirational work that MusicalOrbit are involved in – climbing out of hell.

Posted in NEWS on November 2nd 2017

Music and the inner self

James is wonderful! I think you might like this short lecture – he has a hugely interesting brain and his thought patterns are honest and gritty. He says Bach is the proof that there is a God and that we need to take time to be still, absorb music and to continue teaching music and the art of listening in schools.

Posted in NEWS on May 7th 2017

London Hand Therapy has moved to The London Orthopaedic Clinic

I am very excited to announce that London Hand Therapy has moved to The London Orthopaedic Clinic, 79 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 9RY.

This clinic has many excellent specialists including three brilliant hand surgeons, pain specialists, foot surgeons, podiatry and radiology facilities.

I have been welcomed so warmly and look forward to working more with the team members there.

Posted in NEWS on February 21st 2017

Jacqueline du Pré Charity Concert

The Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain has been supporting musicians who are in need since 1738. They are an incredible organisation and I am privileged to have worked with them for many years. They are celebrating the 22nd Annual Jacqueline du Pré Charity Concert on Tuesday 28 March 2017 at 7.45pm at Wigmore Hall. Steven Isserlis and Soloists of the Kronberg Academy will be performing and it will be a wonderful evening. Tickets are available and can be booked by clicking here.

Posted in EVENTS on February 8th 2017

Oxford May Music Festival

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Oxford May Music Festival. This incredible festival presents scientific lectures and musical concerts side by side and allows exploration of the intertwined relationship of these worlds.

I am honoured to be speaking at this years festival on 28 April at 17.30 on ‘Musicians’ brains are different’. Following my lecture at 20.00 there will be a Schubert Gala performed by the Myrthen Ensemble.

For many years I have been passionate about combining my two loves: music and medicine. I believe that interactions of art and science are what makes us human and that crossing and integration of the two disciplines is essential.

The clip below gives more information on the festival – please come along for some or all of it if you can.

Posted in EVENTS on February 1st 2017

London Hand Therapy:

  • Injury prevention
  • Hand and upper limb assessment and treatment
  • Postoperative management

Hand Therapy is both an art and a rehabilitation science for the upper extremity. The injured limb is evaluated and assessed, and a variety of treatment methods are used to achieve set therapeutic goals.

Hand therapists are qualified Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists who have become skilled in treating upper limb injuries and deformities through further education, training and clinical experience.