Eleanor & Ethan: Music as Medicine at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Eleanor and patient

“When I first met Ethan he wasn’t enthusiastic about music, was quite closed and I was told that his mood had been low.” Music as Medicine is a partnership project with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, delivering participatory music sessions for long term patients. The aim is to improve patients’ quality of life and musical skills during […]

A new programme of online music sessions for families

Throughout the Covid-19 lockdown, many families with disabled children said they felt isolated and overlooked, with reduced access to vital services and opportunities for social interaction.  In response, the LMN Wales team set up an ambitious new online music programme providing bespoke sessions for children with additional learning needs and/or mental health needs and their […]

Menuhin Centenary : exploring best practice in music for refugees

  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 […]