‘Connections through Music’empowers parents and caregivers to discover another avenue in which to connect and communicate.

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‘Connections Through Music’ is an approach that enables parents, care givers and professionals working in the field of autism to become intuitive music-makers. It was created out of a mother- child connection that surpassed conventional language and as a result, a unique musical unity was formed.

You need no former musical training or ability as the CTM™ approach is accessible to all.

Our Journey

As a mother I spent many years trying to find ways to communicate with my ‘classically autistic’ non-verbal son. It wasn’t until Kyle started to show an interest in music that I could see a possible way into his world. The transformational effects of music therapy opened the doorway, and now by developing my own inner musical intuition and improvisational skills, Kyle and I are able to share a conscious space where we continue our conversations through connecting with music.

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Our Approach

The CTM™ Approach is a combination of musical improvisation, music as therapy and musical mindfulness. We use a range of pre-tuned pentatonic instruments which means there are no wrong notes and whatever we play it always sounds pleasing to the ear. The Pentatonic musical scale dates back to ancient times and still remains fundamental to music today. Some even say that pentatonic music is pre-installed in us before we were born.

What the CTM™ approach helps with

  • Unlocks avenues of communication
  • Helps with hypo and hyper-sensitivity
  • Assists with memory recall, learning and focusing skills
  • Builds trusting relationships & bonds
  • Provides an outlet for creative and imaginative play
  • Opens up inner potential and ability

Our CTM™ services include

“Fantastic, Informative, Enjoyable”

“Really enjoyed it, fascinating stuff and Kyle has a winning smile :)”

“Amazing session, I was able to gain so much insight, will definitely be using the music in my sessions”

“Lovely to see Kyle and his mum working together”

“An excellent workshop which I hopefully will be able to use in the future”

The principles of CTM™Using the five alternate senses

The CTM™ principles are classified into five categories and we term them as the 5 alternate senses or the 5 ‘I’s. By using these five principles we are to able connect, express and intuit creative music-making,  which is non-linear, imaginative and freeing, but all the same directed and intended.

  • Instinct
  • Intuition
  • Innateness
  • Inner knowing
  • Improvisation

When we use this approach we are able to navigate ourselves to within a shared musical space. It also enables us to become consciousness of the other person and their musical dialogue. As we explore and entrain ourselves through these channels of musical improvisation and expression, so we are able to musically commune and play together. Playing in this way helps us to become perceptive, aware and musically intuitive.

Our Team

Caroline Coleman
Mother and former Nurse, Life Music Practitioner, Song writer and producer

Carine Kelly
Music Therapist, Mother & Musician

Kyle Coleman
Recording Artist, Performer and Ambassador for Autism

Contact Us

Email us on: carolinecoleman888@gmail.com or phone us on: 01736 756811 or 07927 715 219