Live Music Now
Live Music Now fosters musical lives. Our world class musicians connect with people experiencing social exclusion or disadvantage, working together to create engaging, interactive, evidence-based live music sessions that meaningfully enhance health and well-being, improve communication, strengthen relationships and deliver positive effects long after the last note has been played.
Live Music Now reaches over 85,000 people a year and trains and employs 250 professional musicians. You can find our musicians in care homes, hospitals, community settings, schools, libraries and hospices in England, NI and Wales and in Scotland with our sister organisation Live Music Now Scotland.
Working with Children
& Young People
Regular musical engagement can enable many children with additional needs and disabilities to lead happy and fulfilling lives. However, many schools have no specialist music provision, and there are very few opportunities for children with disabilities to attend music events together with their families. Live Music Now collaborates with schools and communities, connecting musicians with audiences for whom they can make a real difference.
Clinical research shows that engaging with live music provides significant benefits to people’s health and wellbeing. This is particularly the case for older people living with dementia, or experiencing loneliness. Live Music Now works alongside care homes and day centres to co-create programmes bringing live music back into people’s lives, through concerts and residencies with trained musicians.