Testimonials from Mental Health Units
“Georgina has been the inspirational driving force with the MiR programming. The programme would not have achieved the amazing successes, be it with the seclusion patients or the Recovery College modules. Georgina has a wonderful ability to develop a rapport with patients, from our difficult to engage people, to patients who are very ill to those that are looking at moving on within the service. She is warm and engaging, but fully understands the need for boundaries, so is never in danger of compromising her safety and security.
Her ability to work and perform in difficult environments is
“As you are aware today was our last scheduled session with Georgina as part of the MiR Project. I just wanted to highlight her amazing commitment to both music and working with vulnerable adults. Her passion and dedication have inspired our patient group to share experiences, learn new skills and establish respectful friendships. Over the years she has been guided by the patients to develop the project and as a
Today we witnessed one individual, who prior to the group offered little in the way of social interaction deliver a heartfelt speech about his journey and the value that this group has offered. He reported that the group has had a positive impact
I believe that we will all take away some fabulous memories from the previous years and I believe that Georgina’s interaction style has been ‘key’ to
Thank you G.”Sam O'Shea
“Georgina always showed the highest regard for the service users she met on the ward, behaving in a professional, friendly and caring manner at all times. Georgina is very
Georgina’s excellent communication skills ensured that she was able to produce music sessions that met service users’ expectations and she was flexible to deliver different styles of session, for example encouraging participation in group music making as well as performing music herself, often improvising and playing alongside people encouraging them greatly to explore music for themselves”Guy Thomas
“Georgina Aasgaard is a good and reliable person with good communication skills, who works very well within a team, independently and with the wider service taking into account the patient needs.
The Music in Residence sessions was well liked by the service users and it was fantastic to see how Mrs Aasgaard was able to invite and encourage service users to engage on different levels using a range of methods in the delivery of the sessions. “Joonas Sirvio
“Like a “Talking therapy” – In music residence sessions everybody is free to express his own ideas, views, comments, suggestions, and questions. Georgina patiently listens and discusses everything with the group – this
Georgina is approachable and knowledgeable. Without her drive and
Georgina’s music is passionate, sincere and charged with emotion. Her tunes are the most unforgettable.
Georgina is not confined to her cello. She brings and teaches us different type of musical instruments. She also invites different artists with different type of magical musical instruments such as Trumpet, Tuba, Trombone, Bassoon, Violin, The French Horn etc. We not only listen to their music but we have also a chance to ask questions of these Visiting Artists and hear their perspectives on music theory and practice. “Testimonial from patient
Testimonials from Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
“Georgina was exceptionally responsive to Lily’s cues with rhythm and when talking with her. The days can be long and when she arrived, Lily immediately came out of herself. It also demonstrated that she was a child not just an illness and encouraged me to do more activities afterwards.”Mum of Lily
“Georgina Aasgaard is a remarkable individual and a highly talented musician, who brings joy and happiness to all who have the privilege to
“I like making music with Georgina. She is always nice to me and we make really good songs.”Daisy
“Very relaxing. Georgina was particularly intuitive. It took Alice’s mind off everything that was going on. We recorded Georgina playing and we listened to it over and over.”Mum of Alice