IRON MAIDEN’s BRUCE DICKINSON Takes Part In Music Therapy Session With Special Needs Children
Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson visited music charity Nordoff Robbins’s London, England centre on June 22 to celebrate Music Therapy Week.
The Nordoff Robbins London Centre in Kentish Town is the world’s largest dedicated music therapy centre. They provides specialist piano, keyboard, singing and songwriting lessons for people with a disability, illness, emotional difficulties or other challenges; music groups for babies, toddlers and their parents; singing groups for children with autism and adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung conditions.
During his visit, Bruce took part in a music therapy session with children from the Richard Cloudesley School, a special needs school in London, who have been bringing their children to Nordoff Robbins for music therapy for over 20 years.
Bruce said: “I’ve always thought that music therapy makes sense, because music is a universal language, and it crosses every border, every disability. People just like making a racket and it’s very fulfilling, especially if you can make a good racket with somebody. It’s sharing, it’s communicating, but it doesn’t have to be in words.”