James, 13, has cerebral palsy and often spends weeks and months at home when he is too poorly to go to school. Music of Life vocal teacher Claire has been working with James since 2014 helping him build his confidence and expression through music. There have also been significant improvements on his coordination and fine motor skills.

Music lessons helped James to get through the darkest months of his life after he had a complex operation on his spine and was feeling scared, isolated and anxious… His enthusiasm for singing and music is tremendous and his desire to sing is seemingly tireless.

*Name has been changed to protect identity.