Transforming Communities

Musical Mondays for Children’s Mental Health Week!

Logo - Children's Mental Health Week

Musical Mondays Merseyside and Manchester will be kicking off Children’s Mental Health Week on 5th February with some fantastic online concerts for special schools! Musical Mondays Merseyside (10:30 – 11:15) Our wonderful Harpist, Alis Huws, (official Harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales), will be showcasing her amazing instrument – one of the most impressive […]

Musical Lives: An interview with film director Tyro Heath

Live Music Now collaborated with filmmaker Tyro Heath and the Media Trust (as part of their Volunteer Films programme) to capture the importance of music to children with additional learning needs. The result is a moving insight into the positive effects of music. The featured project took place at The Village School in Brent and […]

Be a musical superhero with “Songs and Scones for Schools”

This St David’s Day Welsh Primary Schools can help make Wales a land of song for EVERYONE by taking part in Live Music Now’s “Songs and Scones” fundraiser event! During Welsh Week we will hold a very special FREE live music concert webinar with celebrated Welsh chamber folk trio VRI! The interactive online concert will […]

Count Me In! Applications invited for fully funded 3-year PhD

Count Me In! is an internationally innovative project that explores how children and young people with severe and profound disabilities experience music, and investigates the strategies that musicians can use to make their creative interventions accessible. Applications are invited for a fully funded, three-year PhD to be hosted jointly by the Centre for Learning, Teaching and […]

We Are All Musical Conference highlights the importance of musical lives for all children

Live Music Now, Anthem Music Fund Wales and Disability Arts Cymru joined together to organise a free online conference, 22-24 November, 3-5pm. The ‘We Are All Musical’ conference aims to support music education in Wales’ special school provision and is aimed at teachers, parents, governors, music organisations, funders and policy makers in Wales.  The impressive […]

Live Music Now launches new Strategic Intent

The impact of COVID-19 and the rapidly changing landscape in the UK calls for a new approach at Live Music Now. Combined with the development in strategy and outlook by major sector partners, and the Arts Councils of England, Northern Ireland and Wales, a dynamic and responsive new Strategic Intent is necessary: one that enables […]

‘Including Me’ shortlisted for RPS Impact Award

We’re thrilled to have been shortlisted for an RPS Impact Award for our Including Me programme, launched during the pandemic. The 1:1 online music programme is geared toward families with children experiencing a challenging time due to lack of social interaction, family circumstances or their additional needs not being met. The aims of Including Me […]

Live Music Now & Alder Hey round off 18-month Music as Medicine project

Music as Medicine, the latest project between Live Music Now and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, has recently come to an end. Over the past year-and-a-half, Live Music Now musicians worked with 55 long-term patients to improve their quality of life and musical skills during their stay in hospital. The programme comprised six musicians, three of […]

Safe return to in-person music sessions in schools during Covid-19

Live Music Now (LMN) has resumed delivery of music sessions in schools.  Our musicians comply with school protocol for visitors and follow LMN’s current risk assessment. Further music education and Covid-19 guidance, literature reviews and risk assessments for schools is available here. Guidance for schools hosting LMN sessions as a PDF. Download the Northern Ireland guidance […]

Live Music Now to participate in Make Music Day 2021 – 21 June 2021

Live Music Now will be participating in Make Music Day 2021, a celebration of music across more than 120 countries on June 21 of every year. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, Make Music Day now involves performers in over 1,000 cities worldwide. Live Music Now will take part in […]