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Tom Binns

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Project Manager/Founder… Life Support Partnerships and Glasgow Piano City

Studied at:

  • The Mackintosh School of Architecture (Glasgow School of Art) 1987 – 94 (Working as an Architectural Assistant from 1990 - 92)
  • National Jazz Institute (Performance & Composition for Piano)
  • Strathclyde University 1999

Trained in Scotland & the Netherlands: as a Practitioner of Experiential Listening and Focusing  with an emphasis on working with children and nurturing an attitude of sincere playfulness. Self employed since 2009 working 1-to-1 and running Arts Projects and small group workshops sharing the skills of 'Listening through the Body ~ with Art'.

Teaching the ‘Experiential Listening and Focusing‘ element of the Stirling University Msc course in Counselling & Psychotherapy, as a bridge between Mindfulness and the Person Centred method.

I have played piano all my life and the summer of 2014 saw the culmination of a year-long initiative to bring the decorated Street Pianos of 'Play Me, I’m Yours' to Glasgow for the citywide celebrations during the 2014 Commonwealth Games. As a result, there are now 20 more pianos for people to play freely in Glasgow. This project is growing arms and legs … and will hopefully continue on for many years to come.