"Horses don't judge me in the way that people do; I feel safe , and at peace, when I'm in their presence. They seem to have an ancient wisdom, and an ability to show me what I am unable to see for myself ."
"Thank you wholly, it's been a fantastic experience so far. I'm grateful you asked me to be one of your 'guinea pigs' for your course. I've gained so much more than my original intrigue that I first had when you invited me to try EFHD. Horses are amazing and you are very good at what you're doing; long may it last!! Everyone should try it. It's brilliant!"
"Sing for Joy has changed my life, I’ve lived in this area for many years and hardly knew anyone before I joined the group, now I find myself invited to every party and event in the area!"
"Lorraine is an experienced and qualified singer and music educator. She is passionate about music and inspiring others to discover their true vocal potential."
"I thoroughly enjoyed the sessions with Lorraine and her beautiful horses. The sessions are held in a peaceful, rural location and Lorraine enabled me to explore and unravel past traumas in a gentle, mindful way. Working with the horses has helped me to recognise and examine unhealthy thought/behaviour patterns in an open, non-judgemental way that feels different to traditional therapy methods. The sessions were extremely thought provoking and really helpful in helping me to move forward in a calm, positive way, finding an inner strength that has been absent for some time."
Reference for Lorraine Marshall
Lorraine was a student teacher on Access to Music’s Teacher Training Programme from September 2008 to July 2009. During that time she completed units on Learning Styles, Assessment Methods, Classroom Management and Observation, Schemes of Work, Lesson Plans, Resources, and Delivery. All of her work was of an exceptional standard and her contributions to the sessions were both constructive and insightful. She has a keen musical brain, with the ability to adapt to a wide range of musical styles and age groups.
The practical teaching work that Lorraine undertook was equally impressive. As an educator, she has natural ability both in group situations and one to one tuition. She places students at their ease and manages their learning with confidence and authority. Her sense of humour and general demeanour in the classroom make her accessible and likeable to the learner.
I believe Lorraine has developed into a first rate teacher, with her natural ability supported by an excellent knowledge and understanding of her subject and teaching and learning. I believe she will be an asset to any educational establishment.
Andy Stott MA
Head of Teacher Training