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New Age Music in Shropshire – John’s Story

Friday 16th December 2016

Diagnosed with mixed dementia in 2007, John (aged 82) has suffered a lot of trauma in recent years – losing his wife and then his son soon afterwards. He then moved to Shropshire to be closer to his daughter and has spent time there in residential care. Although he has settled in, his family say he was finding it difficult… [read more]

 

Live Music Now at Kingfisher Special School

Thursday 10th November 2016

   

Live Music Now | Kingfisher Special School from Live Music Now on Vimeo.   Alex, aged 9, has profound and multiple learning disabilities which make it difficult for him to communicate. He also lives with chronic pain. This was Alex's third music session with LMN musician Caroline. Just before the session started, Alex was… [read more]

 

Musical Mentoring at Alder Hey Hospital

Tuesday 18th October 2016

Case Study: Musical Mentoring at Alder Hey Hospital Musical Mentoring is a partnership project with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool that aims to inspire and develop children and young people who are long term patients through music making, whilst simultaneously improving the experience of being in hospital.  Launched in March 2015 with funding from the National Foundation for… [read more]

 

Menuhin Centenary : exploring best practice in music for older people

Tuesday 3rd May 2016

  At LMN’s international conference on 16 April 2016, the first section of the day was focused on music projects for older people, including those in care, and those still living independently, for whom loneliness and early-stage dementia are particularly significant issues. Douglas Noble (LMN Strategic Director of Wellbeing) began by showing a video of LMN’s ‘Songs and Scones’… [read more]

 

Menuhin Centenary : exploring best practice in music for children with special educational needs and disabilities

Tuesday 3rd May 2016

As part of LMN’s Menuhin Centenary conference on 16 April 2016, the keynote address was given by Professor Adam Ockelford of Roehampton University. Adam Ockelford is a Professor of Music at the University of Roehampton, the Chair of Soundabout and founder of the AMBER Trust,. He is also Secretary of the Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research (SEMPRE),… [read more]

 

Menuhin Centenary : exploring best practice in music for refugees

Tuesday 3rd May 2016

  More than a million migrants crossed into Europe during 2015. This was predominantly a result of the war in Syria, but also due to ongoing violence in Afghanistan and Iraq, and abuses and poverty elsewhere. During the year, Germany received the highest number of new asylum applications, at over 476,000; but it is estimated over a million people… [read more]

 

Menuhin Centenary : exploring the career development, training and support needs of professional musicians

Tuesday 3rd May 2016

    As part of LMN’s Menuhin Centenary conference on 16 April 2016, a highly expert panel of people from across the music industry gathered at Kings Place to discuss their perspectives on the lives and careers of professional musicians. The panel was chaired by Carol Main (LMN Scotland Director, and International Development Director for the UK). It also… [read more]

 

Understanding the impact of music interventions on dementia care in an acute hospital setting - Professor Norma Daykin and Mr David Walters

Monday 30th November 2015

  Live Music Now at the Royal Society of Medicine – 16 November 2015 Professor Norma Daykin, Professor of Arts and Wellbeing, University of Winchester, UK; and Mr David Walters, Head of Centre for Arts as Wellbeing, University of Winchester, UK. Emerging evidence supports the use of music in dementia care, with a recent randomised trial showing… [read more]

 

Music as a complex intervention to improve life after stroke: What is the evidence? - Professor Frederike van Wijk - LMN at RSM 16 November 2015

Monday 30th November 2015

Live Music Now at the Royal Society of Medicine – 16 November 2015 Professor Frederike van Wijk, Professor in Neurological Rehabilitation, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. Each year, around 15 million people across the world have a stroke, of whom a third are left with persistent disabilities. With health care policy shifting from hospital settings to the community, more… [read more]

 

Motor disorders – Singing for pleasure plus? : Light in the darkness Professor Grenville Hancox - LMN at RSM 16 November 2015

Monday 30th November 2015

Live Music Now at the Royal Society of Medicine – 16 November 2015 Professor Grenville Hancox, Artistic Director, Canterbury Cantata Trust, UK Grenville Hancox suggested that singing for people with motor disorders especially those with Parkinson's offers physical, emotional and psychological support. Drawing upon six years developmental work and research he presented evidence to suggest that not only… [read more]

 
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