Mary Anne Barclay,
Mary Anne grew up in Suffolk and studied Music at St Peter's College, Oxford before training as a music therapist at the Guildhall School of Music.
She has 7 years experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with depression, anxiety, attachment disorders, learning disabilities, autism, social, emotional and behavioural problems, brain injury, and with people suffering from dementia.
She now works as a freelance music therapist, harpist, and harp teacher in addition to leading Breathe Music. She also is delighted to work as the harp tutor at Sheffield Music Academy.
Mary Anne is a fellow of the Lloyds Bank School for Social Entrepreneurs Programme run by the SSE. The programme enabled the development of Breathe Music into a social enterprise to give more people greater access to the therapeutic benefits of music.
Helen is a music therapist, songwriter, singer and recording artist who lives and works in the Suffolk countryside.
She ran her own recording studio in London for several years recording a wide variety of musical artists, and also worked as a sound engineer in various professional recording studios. She writes and records her own music and is an experienced live performer; both solo and as part of a band.
She retrained as music therapist in London in the Nordoff-Robbins discipline, graduating in 2014. She then moved back to her roots in Suffolk to take up her first role as a music therapist in dementia care with MHA, where she worked for 4 years running both large music and singing groups and individual music therapy sessions. She is currently recording her second solo album in Laxfield, Suffolk.