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    Welcome to Euan Tait, Writer, Trainer, Poet and Retreat Leader

    An experienced trainer, retreat leader and librettist. I lead Quiet Days  for parishes and other groups. Across the country, I deliver Praying with Music retreats, which explore the inner life of music of such composers as Bach, Beethoven, Elgar and Vaughan Williams. I’m invited by organisations such as schools to lead training events. I have been a Lecturer in English and Creative Writing since August 2014, having completed a PGCE at Cardiff in 2013-14. See Latest News for the next event.

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    Welcome to Euan Tait, Writer, Trainer, Poet and Retreat Leader

    Euan has developed strong partnerships with a variety of fellow professionals, delivering highest quality training, librettos and retreats to colleagues on time, while being able to deliver a responsive service to different client needs. Euan believes that his service delivery should put client requirements at the centre of his planning, whenever developments are required.
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    New Twitter poems, responses to other poets, musicians, events – all stuff that I love!

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    Euan Tait in discussion with a retreatant

    Euan has developed strong partnerships with a variety of fellow professionals, delivering highest quality training, librettos and retreats to colleagues on time, while being able to deliver a responsive service to different client needs. Euan believes that his service delivery should put client requirements at the centre of his planning, whenever developments are required.
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Documentation

Examples of my work. Here are extracts of my work. Poet, Librettist and Liturgist.

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Services

Here you will find detailed information for Trainer, Retreat Leader and Liturgist Services.

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Latest News

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Testimonials

  • 2015: “An excellent understanding of the music & sensitivity to & empathy of the subject – heartfelt…A whole new way of listening…Meticulously prepared and presented…The course was inspirational and life affirming.”

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  • Euan Tait has a special way of drawing you into a place of deep refection as he develops his theme throughout the day, allowing each person to reach their own level of contemplation.
    Revd. Christopher Blanchard. Vicar of Chepstow, 7th May 2014

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  • Superb presentation at the right pace. Well written aims to meditation and thought. The soft, seated delivery is right as the subject dealt at times with emotive feelings./Excellent preparation & printed guidelines, spoke clearly, friendly and approachable.

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  • “Hi Euan, I was at a meeting with Sally Grubb last night when she mentioned your work with her students. She said she had had feedback from one of her team about your direct and positive interaction with [student], particularly on one morning when no one had managed to engage with him apart from you. She also commented on your skill to see the positive in people and again [student’s] name was mentioned. I wanted to share this with you and your managers – well done you!”

    Ann King, Supported Employment Project Manager at Energy2, Swindon Borough Council

  • “Good afternoon Euan, I would like to thank you for your support in designing and delivering the Ready Steady Job courses that we have been running over the past few months. The wide age range and mixed ability levels, including learning disabilities, have made the training groups a very positive challenge. I would like to compliment you on the ease with which you have been able to relate to each client and build rapport within the groups. You have demonstrated a genuine understanding of their needs, which have been strongly orientated towards practical and visual learning, and have applied appropriate learning techniques and materials, for example role play, imagery and group interviews. Consequently, the feedback so far from our clients has been excellent. Well done, Euan.”

    Elaine Graham, Training Officer at Energy2work

  • “A big thank you to all of you at Ammerdown for making my trial volunteering weekend such an enjoyable experience. Euan is a brilliant trainer, a real professional.”

    Jenny Daniels, trainee volunteer, Ammerdown.

  • “She went on to add that if it weren’t for the training & mentoring she received at Energy2, she would never have gone ahead with this course and was most grateful for Euan’s support in helping her regain her lost confidence. Well done Euan!”

    Jennifer Dsouza Administrator, Energy2

  • “I have heard nothing but very positive comments from staff and students about the retreat day at Ammerdown and about your song workshops. It hit all our buttons, as they say – the spiritual content was strong and appropriate for the age group, there was a significant dimension of cultural history and the kind of work we do on tolerance, and the music dimension was of course perfect for our specialist interest in performing arts. I hope the students brought a good attitude to all the workshops, but from my point of view it worked very well. Thanks for all your hard work. I would also add that I thought your manner with the students was excellent. Very kind and encouraging, with good pace and use of resources – I think you have a natural flair for teaching!”

    Raymond Friel MA(Hons) NPQH | Executive Headteacher , St Gregory’s Catholic College

     

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About Euan Tait

Euan’s Posts

Trainer

Sep 14th, 2012

Between 1995-9, having worked in horticultural and craft projects with learning disabled clients, I developed a small work project for L’Arche Bognor Regis as their Workshop Leader, including meeting the ...

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Librettos & Poetry Posts

Librettos and Poetry

Sep 14th, 2012

    COMMISSIONS Euan’s aim as a librettist is to write words that are a powerful catalyst for music, with strong choral architecture, and which speak in the widest possible way for the spiritual longings ...

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Retreat Leader Posts

Retreat Leader

Sep 14th, 2012

I am an experienced retreat leader, liturgist and preacher.  At the Ammerdown Centre link, I have led all the Quiet Days and developed a new retreat called Praying with Music ...

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