Combining this experience with his passion for music, and seeing the transformative effect that it has on our service users, Darren has developed a range of music enrichment sessions.
The sessions are designed to meet the needs of the service users while encouraging interaction and participation. He says: “Music and movement tends to be one of the top motivators for individuals with special needs, it’s a fun and motivating way to connect and helps them develop physically, mentally, emotionally and socially.
“Music plays a big part in brain stimulation, and I try to find the right songs that will connect with different people – often the songs that they were brought up on. This can be influenced by their age and culture, and it’s a joy when you make that connection.