Since 1999 Michael began working in the area of special needs and Disability, firstly in an alcohol and drugs rehab centre, after gaining a counselling qualification..the person centred approach was perfect to blend with many years of being a musician and became an inspiration to continue as a community musician/ therapist in music..over the years Michael has worked for local councils, providing a service to groups of children with special needs, enabling them for the first time to make contact with an instrument and special sensory equipment which triggers musical notes in programmed order...hand drums and keyboards and a wide range of percussion are still used by Michael to this day.
You can watch Michaels film posted here and see a snapshot of some of the varied work he has been involved in... Please enjoy.
A Gift Beyond Words
Video By Michael Gilbourne