IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson visited music charity Nordoff Robbins's London, England centre earlier today (Monday, June 22) to celebrate Music Therapy Week.
The Nordoff Robbins London Centre in Kentish Town is the world's largest dedicated music therapy centre. It aims to offer a broad range of music therapy and music services to meet the needs of as many different people in as many different circumstances as possible. Ir provides specialist piano, keyboard, singing and songwriting lessons for people with a disability, illness, emotional difficulties or other challenges; music groups for babies, toddlers and their parents; singing groups for children with autism and adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung conditions.
Dickinson met some of the children who are being helped by the charity and even played a few acoustic guitar chords, as the photos below show.
On July 3, IRON MAIDEN will be awarded the prestigious O2 Silver Clef by Nordoff Robbins in recognition of "outstanding contribution to U.K. music." Previous winners include THE ROLLING STONES, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, PINK FLOYD, GENESIS and QUEEN; last year's Silver Clef winner was Jimmy Page.
Dickinson was recently given the all-clear after being diagnosed with a tumor on his tongue late last year.