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Reaching out to people through music….

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  • Posted by Abigail Fenner

Meera Maharaj (flute) has been a beneficiary of two Munster Trust Awards and is now on the Countess of Munster Trust Recital Scheme.

Meera is hugely passionate about reaching out to people through music in both learning and therapeutic environments.  Meera works on behalf of Live Music Now, an organisation which selects professional musicians to perform to older people and children with special education needs.  Her duo with guitarist James Girling, Meraki Duo, gained a place on the scheme in 2018 and Live Music Now benefits musicians in enhancing their skills and communication as well as bringing the joy of music to people who might never have heard live music before. The duo give interactive concerts all over the country, ranging from sessions at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester to the Dartmouth Musical Memory Cafe in Devon.

Meera said “I strongly believe that bringing music to those who wouldn’t otherwise have access to it is an integral part of our role as musicians. Live Music Now is an inspiring organisation, that I feel privileged to be part of and I have witnessed countless special moments, particularly during sessions for young people with special educational needs. For me, my outreach work is of equal importance to my recital work as my aim in both settings is simply to share my enjoyment of music making! ”