Speakeasy studios here at Art + Soul is our personal communication hub. A multi-purpose room with all the equipment needed for our podcast, radio show and now offers Sound Therapy with our qualified JIAS Provider.
Read more about what we offer bellow.
For anyone at any level, this activity has been a way for members and staff to get to know each other and find creative ideas together. From starting small by simply hearing your voice played back and working on your speech, to creating your own structured show based on your own interests and ideas- the Podcast can be moulded to suit the individuals needs.
Each member gets an hour with our trained staff member to first undergo a short evaluation of their skill level and then to discuss whether they would prefer or be better suited for a radio segment, podcast show, work the technical side or if they require speech and communication therapy.
Hours of great conversation around many different topics can now be accessed on our Speakeasy FM podcast page.
Not everything captured in the studio always makes its way to the air.
What originated as a simple podcast with the purpose of giving young adults living with special needs and disabilities a platform to have their voices heard, SpeakeasyFM is a grassroots radio station located in the heart of Milford.
Together you'll work to produce weekly segments, focusing on a plethora of themes, styles, and eras of music. Free to express interests and discuss current affairs giving very raw and honest reviews on all sorts of topics.
Speakeasy Studios enables all people with a disability, effectively works on speech and language, all the while teaching our hosts the technical and structural process of making a radio show!
Thanks to the community radio station PlanetFM, you can listen LIVE ON 104.6FM, FRIDAY'S @6PM
JIAS Sound Therapy
JIAS stands for Johansen Individualised Auditory Stimulation and was designed to stimulate the nerve pathways into and within the brain through the use of music.
The music, also known as "waves", itself can be simply described as a combination of specific tones, ambient melodies, and pitch, tailored to target calculated areas of the frequency and decibel scale in order to stimulate specific areas of the brain.
We believe this auditory stimulation program is a great asset to what Art+Soul has to offer. The program requires the participant to dedicate 10 minutes, 5 days per week, to listen to the "waves" over the course of 20 weeks.
80% of our members are participants in the JIAS program for numerous reasons but the most common use for therapy include:
- Speech and comprehension, Concentration, Reading and Spelling, Dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Disorder and more.
Art + Soul are proud to say we are the only qualified JIAS Providers on the North Shore of Auckland.
THE EPISODE THAT STARTED IT ALL...
Listen to Stephen, Amy, Michael and Charlton dive head first into the world of radio