Live Music Now case studies

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Mixed Metaphors: Researching the process and outcomes of music interventions - Professor Raymond MacDonald

Monday 30th November 2015

Live Music Now at the Royal Society of Medicine – 16 November 2015 Professor Raymond MacDonald, Head of Music, Professor of Music Psychology and Improvisation, Edinburgh University UK. Professor MacDonald gave an overview of research issues relevant when using music in health care contexts with older people. The fundamental question how and why music can improve wellbeing was… [read more]

 

Music interventions for acquired brain injury - Dr Wendy Magee, LMN at the RSM 16 November 2015

Monday 30th November 2015

Live Music Now at the Royal Society of Medicine - 16 November 2015 Dr Wendy Magee, Associate Professor, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA People who sustain severe brain injuries following stroke, trauma or illness are usually left with many significant difficulties. Primarily, these include problems with movement, speaking, and understanding. These primary problems impact how a person functions socially in… [read more]

 

A music residency in an Edinburgh early years centre

Friday 23rd October 2015

Scottish Book Trust believes babies are born musical; after all, the first sound a baby hears is its mother’s heartbeat. Live Music Now Scotland has teamed up with Scottish Book Trust to work on their ongoing Bookbug programme, designed to explore the links between music and language development.  Scottish Book Trust invited musician Marianne Fraser to Fort Early Years Centre… [read more]

 

Finn - increasing the engagement of a pupil with Autism through a creative music and performance project

Wednesday 21st January 2015

    Live Music Now’s “Musicians in Residence” programme took place in 12 special schools across England. During the course of a year, each school hosted an LMN Musician in Residence who made weekly visits to work with small groups of pupils. There were also termly concerts by various LMN ensembles and a creative music and performance project in the… [read more]

 

Musicians in Residence - Special Schools Programme

Wednesday 21st January 2015

“The project has been fantastic and far exceeded my expectations. All children participated and were engaged. Some of the responses we have seen from our pupils we have never experienced before and it was quite emotional to watch.”  Class teacher In 2013, LMN musicians embarked on our first “Musicians in Residence” programme in special schools, working with over 500… [read more]

 

Temi – supporting the musical development of a child with autism

Wednesday 21st January 2015

Live Music Now’s “Musicians in Residence” programme took place in 12 special schools across England. During the course of a year, each school hosted an LMN Musician in Residence who made weekly visits to work with small groups of pupils. There were also termly concerts by various LMN ensembles and a creative music and performance project in the final… [read more]

 

On a Good Day: Raja's Story

Sunday 21st December 2014

"When I was working with Kokila I felt better as I was playing with a professional musician after such a long time. She gives much confidence by her words and the way that she teaches. She has also encouraged me to start communicating with other musicians via a chamber music ensemble course in City Lit. Thanks the Forum and… [read more]

 

Using percussion to support the musical and personal development of a visually impaired pupil

Sunday 21st December 2014

During September to December 2014, St Christopher's School, Wrexham, Wales hosted an LMN "Musicians in Residence" programme, supported by Classic FM. St Christopher's is a large special school in North Wales with 285 pupils aged 6 to 19 years. Pupils have a range of special educational needs. Most pupils have additional learning needs which include physical, sensory and medical… [read more]

 

Musical Connections: Bringing Communities together in Northern Ireland

Monday 23rd June 2014

Live Music Now Northern Ireland Musical Connections Program In early 2013 Live Music Now NI delivered a 20-week Musical Connections program to six North Antrim primary schools in rural settings. The Program ran from January to June and was funded by Ulster Garden Villages and The Anti Sectarian Fund. The aim of the project was to build cross community… [read more]

 

Live Music Now - Supporting Arts Award in Special Schools

Tuesday 17th June 2014

An increasing number of children and young people with SEND are doing Arts Award (www.artsaward.org.uk) across the UK. Arts Award is a flexible, personalized learning framework accessible to children and young people with a range of needs and abilities. It supports them to develop as artists and arts leaders and gain a qualification in something they enjoy doing. LMN… [read more]

 
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