The Music Works
The Music Work is a Gloucestershire charity whose mission is to transform lives through music. We’re specialists in working with young people in challenging circumstances to help them reach their full potential in music, in learning, and in life. Many young people miss out on making music – particularly those who could benefit the most. We want to put that right. We work with young people to engage them through music, build confidence, self-belief and motivation, and so empower them to improve their life chances. We also work with some of the county's most talented artists, supporting them to achieve their potential in the music industry.
Liverpool Philharmonic: Musician in Residence Programme
Liverpool Philharmonic’s mission is to enhance and transform lives through music. We are deeply committed to playing our part in the educational, health and economic regeneration of Liverpool through long term, strategic and targeted music programmes that genuinely achieve positive results within and beyond music for our participants and audiences. In Harmony Liverpool uses music to improve the health, education and aspirations of children, young people and families in Everton. We have a long-term partnership with Mersey Care NHS Trust through our Musician in Residence programme. Our musicians provide over 2,000 sessions each year and the programme has benefited over 10,000 service users since it began. Our Tuning in to Children programme uses child-led creative music making that develops musical skills, emotional wellbeing, confidence, communication and language skills increasing children’s readiness for school. Leap into Live Music! is designed to give people who have never attended a concert or event at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and who might not normally be able to, the chance without worrying about the cost.
The Children's Hospital School at Great Ormond Street and UCH
We provide Music education as part of our curriculum offer to long-stay patients who are enrolled at the hospital school. Our aim is to provide continuity of education for children and young people during hospital admissions, as well a sense of normality and also opportunities to achieve; the arts form an important part of this. Music lessons are offered 1:1 at the bedside for those who cannot leave their ward and in small groups for those who can attend our hospital school rooms. We also run whole-school cross-curricular Music projects and Music workshops as part of our school holiday programme. We teach students of all ages and abilities from pre-school to post-16. We have two part-time Music teachers and are extremely fortunate to be supported in our work by a range of other professionals and organisations including Singing Hands, Music in Hospitals, CLS and GOSH Arts.
I am a singer, guitarist, pianist and I sometimes play around with ukulele. I've been a professional musician for the last 18 years. I live in Dewsbury West Yorkshire but travel worldwide for work. I am eager to use my skills, knowledge and experience to work with the elderly and disabled. I am particularly interested in working with sufferers of dementia and their families. I am currently looking for volunteer opportunities in my area of Yorkshire.
I am a Musician in Hospital working for Wishing Well Music for nearly 4 years. I work with children in the Royal Alex in Brighton and train third year medical students in their Self Selecting Module 'The role of the Musician in Hospital'. I also work in dementia settings including delivering training and mentoring new musicians joining our team.
Musician and postgraduate researcher working in care homes and hospitals across London.
Gamelan musician, singer and gong-player Cathy Eastburn runs therapeutic gong and gamelan "sound baths". Cathy founded the gamelan-in-prisons charity, Good Vibrations (another NAMIH member) in 2003. Good Vibrations' work with prisoner groups, including academic studies by criminologists and psychologists, has demonstrated the powerful therapeutic potential of gongs and other metal percussion. Since moving on from Good Vibrations in 2014, Cathy has been focusing specifically on developing this therapeutic potential, devising methods to induce deep relaxation and altered states of consciousness, thereby facilitating their well-being, healing and coping with mental or physical pain. Cathy works with groups and one-to-one, in mental health and community settings.
CLIC Sargent/ Phil Day
CLIC Sargent’s Young People’s Music Programme offers young people with cancer the chance to get involved in range of musical activities
Vivien Ellis / Dragon Cafe
Associate Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health
Elle is a professional musician working in healthcare settings and as a specialist teacher of music for those with special educational needs. Elle is based in the East Midlands and is proud to be an Opus Music in Healthcare Apprentice this year. Elle has a particular interest in music for those living with dementia and hopes her practice will inform a research project in this area in the near future.
The Ashdown Duo provides relaxed, fun-filled and interactive music experiences for the elderly and people in care in London and the Home Counties. Professional musicians Lindsey Fillingham (flute, piano, voice) and Gennie Joy (clarinet, bass clarinet, voice) are passionate about bringing live music into hospitals and care homes. Both conservatoire graduates, they are regular performers at Fonthill House St Albans and make up half of wind quartet soundSPARK. They have also recently successfully auditioned to become artists with Music in Hospitals & Care.
Therapy Harp Training Program
The Therapy Harp Training Program has certified almost 200 Harpists to work as Healthcare Musicians in Hospice, Hospital and private clinics and practice. An online two Semester course which emphasises Intent,Improvisational playing and tailored sessions for clients which has students in 10 countries seeks to expand its links to other organisations in order to better prepare and support its students and Graduates.
Harmony of Hope
Harnessing the healing power of music to bring relief to refugees and victims of war. Primarily working with Iraqi and Syrian refugees, the charity believes that music can make an impact at a grassroots level, bringing together communities and creating safe spaces for dialogue and healing.
rrb&hArts brings the benefits of the arts to aid the recovery and improve the health of in and outpatients at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.
Current participatory music projects include:
SINGING FOR BREATHING - 3 weekly vocal coaching workshops to support outpatients living with Chronic Obstruction Pulmonary Disease
SINGING FOR CF a new online vocal coaching project for young adults (aged 19-25) living with Cystic Fibrosis
VOCAL BEATS – person-centred creative music making for inpatients aged 0 to 16 years
LIVE MUSIC RESIDENCY - live music for adults
Arts St George's
Music for adults and children is delivered to patients who are in hospital for long periods of time or who are living with long term conditions.
Every Wednesday afternoon musicians are invited to a patient’s bedside with a focus on people who are in hospital over 28 days. Patients can request their favourite songs, and our musicians range from opera singers to country & western. Soul, pop, gospel music and Bollywood repertoires are also popular and many of our musicians are also multilingual: we can offer Swedish to Flemish, Welsh to Urdu. Music also forms an important part of our Dancing with Parkinson's Programme and our Saturday Socials neuro-rehabilitation programmes.
City of London Sinfonia
City of London Sinfonia (CLS) is the orchestral home to over 40 outstanding professional musicians, who come together in the shared belief that music has the power to transform people across all areas of society. Work in the field of health and wellbeing is central to our Participation programme: for over twenty years, CLS musicians have worked in care homes, hospitals and hospices amongst other places, honing the necessary skills to allow music to increase quality of life for participants and provide an outlet for those who need it most. Our newest partnerships include Headway East and Bethlem & Maudsley Hospital School.