Live Music Now case studies

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Moving Online - classroom music sessions for special schools

Thursday 18th June 2020

Live Music Now musicians work with special schools across the UK delivering concerts and classroom music sessions. With restricted access to schools, we have started to deliver some of our music sessions online.  Paul Exton-McGuinness, trombonist and specialist music leader, is Musician in Residence at Newlands School and one of the first LMN musicians to transfer his regular classroom sessions online… [read more]


LMN musicians continue to “visit” London care home through live-streaming

Thursday 9th April 2020

  Live Music Now's Ensemble Hesperi was delivering a 12-week music residency at Park Avenue care home in Bromley, when the Covid19 lockdown was declared. This case study tells the story of how they continued to visit residents online, and the fantastic musical response from the care home staff team as well. It includes lots of tips about how musicians… [read more]


Switch Music at Seamer and Irton CP School in Scarborough

Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Live Music Now musicians have led a song writing project at Seamer and Irton primary in Scarborough, working with 120 children to record and perform their own original compositions. Switch Songwriting, delivered in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council, NYCC Music Hub and NYMAZ creates opportunities for young people who are often unable to access musical activity and are… [read more]


Live Music Now case study on the impact of live music in social care and care homes

Tuesday 4th February 2020

Live Music Now case study on the impact of live music in social care and care homes Health & wellbeing benefits for residents, staff, and setting of Woffington House This case study, prepared by Live Music Now (LMN), focuses on a programme of live music activities and their impact on the residents, staff and setting of Woffington House in… [read more]


Michael's Story: Newcross Care Home, Wolverhampton

Friday 14th December 2018

Michael’s Story Michael had no musical training as a child but his mother was a trained pianist, piano teacher and also played the piano at silent movies. His father was a very good singer and was a member of an amateur operatic society. Both his older brother and sister were forced to learn to play piano, but Michael rebelled and… [read more]


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]

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