Liz Butt trained as a music therapist over thirty years ago and has set up Music Therapy services in several schools and, more recently in her own home in Rye, East Sussex. She has a large collection of instruments gathered over the years from all over the world as well as more locally in auctions and shops.
Since moving to Rye in 2001 Liz has been setting up a music therapy service for the whole community, believing that music has therapeutic benefits across a wide range of ages and problems. She sees clients from 1 – 90 years old during her working week and has set up a music therapy service for the children and young people in the local schools.
Seeing the need for a more formal organisation to ensure that the music therapy service could become embedded in the locality, she set up The Music Well in 2010. She has widened its remit to include other musical activities for health and wellbeing. The idea of the Music Well seemed to encompass the well of musical resources that can exist within a community, to be drawn upon for common benefit and also being well through music making.
Liz is registered with the Health Professions Council and is a member of the British Association of Music Therapy. She and all those who work within The Music Well are DBS checked and have undertaken Safeguarding courses for all their work with vulnerable people.