Amy Scott - Delivery Lead and Arts Therapist in residence
Music has always been a huge part of Amy's life - she remembers singing from as soon as she could talk, and spent a few years working as a professional singer. She passionately believes that the arts are an amazing and valuable tool for personal development and discovery, and explored this further through an undergraduate degree in Creative and Expressive Therapies at Derby University. She has worked with children and young people ever since graduating, in secondary schools, primary schools and pupil referral units. She is fascinated by attachment theory, and how children's early attachment experiences can lead to behaviour that is seen as 'challenging' in schools. Working as a learning and behaviour mentor for many years, Amy supported children and their families with challenges and difficulties such as: aggressive behaviour, bereavement, self-esteem, managing difficult emotions, social skills and friendships. In 2014, Amy trained to be a teacher via TeachFirst, which is how she discovered Mindful Music. Having already used mindfulness and expressive arts techniques with children and young people to help them to manage difficult feelings, this seemed like the perfect charity to volunteer for!