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Music gives autistic people a voice

Sally Greenwell and her music therapy instruments

Sally Greenwell and her music therapy instruments

Freelance music therapist, Sally Greenwell, helps people with autism across Southeast Wales find their voice through music and song. 

Sally, 30, believes that music therapy enables autistic people of any age to feel in control and express themselves freely, an opportunity that the daily frustrations of autism rarely allow.

Each of Sally’s private sessions are tailored to the personal needs of her clients. Together, they work with a range of instruments including drums, guitars, keyboards and the Skoog, an electronic sensory instrument.

Sally said, “I have a client who could not move or talk. After a year of therapy, he can now control an instrument himself and is always smiling. It’s the tiny things in the sessions that are so important.”

One of Sally's clients

One of Sally’s clients

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