Sarah is a music therapist, body worker and performer, who uses creative improvisation, voice and touch to facilitate personal release and healing.
As a Music Therapist: Sarah was a clinician, tutor and supervisor for over 20 years at the Nordoff Robbins Centre in London and pioneered work there as personal music therapist to students in training. She has also run a private practice in Birmingham and Oxford for a mixed client group including adults suffering from life problems relating to stress, trauma and world-weariness. Sarah is currently working for the Guideposts Trust in Oxfordshire, bringing music to people suffering from Dementia, their carers and families.
As a Musician: Sarah studied piano and flute at the Royal College of Music in London. She now enjoys performing regularly as a singer and pianist in events ranging from opera to light entertainment as well as improvisation. Recent projects have included a concerto of directed improvisation for music therapists by Gill Stevens, featuring Sarah as vocal soloist (2008) and the premiere of “On Garway Hill” a specially written solo piece for pre-recorded and solo voice with Oxford Improvisers. ( Guastalla 2010)
As a Body Worker: Sarah studied Process Acupressure with Aminah Raheem and its most recent form “Seva” (Sanskrit for “service”), which was devised after the events of 9/11 in N York. She finds the depth and wisdom of this work to be a fitting partner for music therapy and often uses them in tandem.
As a Workshop Leader: Sarah runs retreats and other events with Susan Nares. She facilitates voice work for students and therapists and is a qualified teacher of Seva bodywork for stress release and self-help.
“My work is informed by the resonance of inner sound and silence and my unwavering belief in mankind’s need for this deep reconnection as a path to peace and well-being. As clients begin to find and to sound their true selves they experience new empowerment and can bring this understanding into their everyday lives.”