Marta Martin

Marta Martin

Marta Martin

What is my role for Let’s Talk?

I am a volunteer at Let’s Talk, offering my help to my colleagues in some projects and with the purpose of working as a Music Therapist in the future.

What is my relevant experience?

Although music has been always what I like the most, I first studied Advertising & Public Relations as a degree which helped me to understand even more the career path I wanted to follow which is to understand the emotional and mental needs of others and help them to feel better through music.

After finishing my first degree, I joined a music school to prepare myself for further studies. Years later, I moved from Spain to Edinburgh to make my dream come true and after learning English, I'm currently doing a Music degree and looking forwards to doing a Music Therapy Masters after that. I have been using my free time to become more knowledgeable in this area, by running music summer camps for young people over the past years.

What I like to do when I’m not working?

My deepest passion is music, so I usually spend my free time singing, playing the different instruments I have at home (guitar, piano, ukulele and djembe) or simply listening to that. I love reading and writing as well and it is easy to find me with a book or a notebook wherever I go. Dancing is another of my passions, planning to come back to it very soon joining Contemporary Dance classes. I love travelling and sharing time with people, friends are a strong pillar in my life.

What are my skills/qualities

We used Johari’s Window which is a method to explore our qualities. We asked friends, family, colleagues, and young people to tell us what they think too. Here is mine:

Known to selfNot known to self
Not known to othersArena
 
Caring
Helpful
Logical
Trustworthy
Blind Spot

Adaptable
Bold
Brave
Cheerful
Clever
Energetic
Happy
Independent
Intelligent
Kind
Knowledgeable
Loving
Observant
Organised
Powerful
Proud
Searching
Self-conscious
Sentimental
Sensible
Sympathetic
Warm
Façade
 
Complex
Religious
Not known
 
Able, accepting, calm, confident, dependable, dignified, extroverted, friendly, giving, idealistic, ingenious, introverted, mature, modest, nervous, patient, quiet, reflective, relaxed, responsive, self-assertive, shy, silly, spontaneous, tense, wise, witty.