Linda – Resonate Glasgow
Linda is a joy to have on our Resonate project in Glasgow. Playing gamelan for the first time, she felt she could finally do something, and be appreciated for her ability, not judged for her disability. Linda progressed to our weekly gamelan course, and has been a committed member of Resonate for over 3 years.
Linda enjoys the social and creative aspects of making music with other people: “I find it very, very therapeutic and unique because it’s Indonesian music … I love the whole group. They’re so good to me … It’s the only group I’ve been to that has treated me as a person, as a human being, and ignored the wheelchair.”
She has gained the confidence to go to other music workshops and concerts bringing her experiences back to the group to inspire others. We hope she will be part of the project for years to come.
You can see Linda talking about her experience at Resonate Glasgow here: Watch a video
Six months after completing a Good Vibrations project, participants experienced: greater levels of engagement and an increased openness to wider learning; improved listening and communication skills; improved social skills and increased social interaction; improved relationships with prison staff; and decreased levels of self-reported anger.
Birmingham City University, 2008