Live Music Now case studies

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Keeping the Music Going at Monkscroft Care Centre

Friday 4th June 2021

  In autumn of 2019, Live Music Now's South West branch embarked on a 6 week intergenerational music project with Monkscroft Care Centre, Tinies Nursery, Windsor Street Care Centre and Tree Tops Nursery led by Live Music Now singer/songwriter Julia Turner. Residents and children taught each other favourite songs and together wrote their own songs, with ideas for lyrics and… [read more]


Remote song-writing with Combe Pafford School

Thursday 25th March 2021

  Combe Pafford is a special school in Torquay catering for pupils aged 8-19 with moderate learning difficulties and autism spectrum conditions. They hosted LMN’s last pre-pandemic live concert, in March 2020 and after the concert we talked about projects we might like to explore together once the COVID-related disruptions were over. The music coordinator, Karen Puffett, was… [read more]


Livestream Live Music Now concerts to groups of schools & music hubs

Tuesday 19th January 2021

In non-pandemic times, Live Music Now South West organises regular concert tours to a group of special schools in Devon and Torbay, working with the local music hub. Although schools were fully open during the Autumn term of 2020, we hadn’t been able to organise any in-person performances: many schools were closed to external visitors, and the logistics… [read more]


A new programme of online music sessions for families

Thursday 3rd September 2020

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 families. Many of the… [read more]


Beatboxing for Lung Health

Tuesday 1st September 2020

Four pupils in Poole, aged 13-19, took part in an online 'Beatboxing for Lung Health' project this summer with Live Music Now musician Dean Yhnell. The project was initiated by Jane Lindenberg from Victoria Education Centre in Poole, a school LMN South West works with regularly. Jane completed a Live Music Now questionnaire asking what activities might be… [read more]


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

Wednesday 8th 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]

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