Polly Bowler, Trustee & Network Groups Liaison Officer
Polly completed her Masters in Music Therapy at Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2011. She has been working full-time with people with Dementia for Methodist Homes (MHA) since January 2012. A keen member of the BAMT dementia network and a member of the recently formed BAMT national working group for dementia and music therapy, she is passionate about raising awareness of the efficacy of music and music therapy for people with dementia. She has also worked with adults with learning disabilities in the community setting.
At the end of 2015 Polly was co-opted as a trustee of BAMT. She took up the role of network group liaison officer with an aim of supporting the network coordinators; helping networks to grow, flourish and be fully utilised by the membership. Another of her focuses as a trustee is to harness online resources to better connect music therapists across the country.
Polly sings and plays cello and sax in a wide range of groups including folk collective Tribe of Tinkers, and 90’s cover band The Cardigan Pimps. She plays with the Bedfordshire Symphony Orchestra, Bedford Sinfonia and has led choir and folk music workshops in schools and at festivals.