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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]

 

Menuhin Centenary : exploring best practice in music for refugees

Tuesday 3rd May 2016

  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 over a million people… [read more]

 

Menuhin Centenary : exploring the career development, training and support needs of professional musicians

Tuesday 3rd May 2016

    As part of LMN’s Menuhin Centenary conference on 16 April 2016, a highly expert panel of people from across the music industry gathered at Kings Place to discuss their perspectives on the lives and careers of professional musicians. The panel was chaired by Carol Main (LMN Scotland Director, and International Development Director for the UK). It also… [read more]

 

Understanding the impact of music interventions on dementia care in an acute hospital setting - Professor Norma Daykin and Mr David Walters

Monday 30th November 2015

  Live Music Now at the Royal Society of Medicine – 16 November 2015 Professor Norma Daykin, Professor of Arts and Wellbeing, University of Winchester, UK; and Mr David Walters, Head of Centre for Arts as Wellbeing, University of Winchester, UK. Emerging evidence supports the use of music in dementia care, with a recent randomised trial showing… [read more]

 

Music as a complex intervention to improve life after stroke: What is the evidence? - Professor Frederike van Wijk - LMN at RSM 16 November 2015

Monday 30th November 2015

Live Music Now at the Royal Society of Medicine – 16 November 2015 Professor Frederike van Wijk, Professor in Neurological Rehabilitation, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. Each year, around 15 million people across the world have a stroke, of whom a third are left with persistent disabilities. With health care policy shifting from hospital settings to the community, more… [read more]

 

Motor disorders – Singing for pleasure plus? : Light in the darkness Professor Grenville Hancox - LMN at RSM 16 November 2015

Monday 30th November 2015

Live Music Now at the Royal Society of Medicine – 16 November 2015 Professor Grenville Hancox, Artistic Director, Canterbury Cantata Trust, UK Grenville Hancox suggested that singing for people with motor disorders especially those with Parkinson's offers physical, emotional and psychological support. Drawing upon six years developmental work and research he presented evidence to suggest that not only… [read more]

 

Mixed Metaphors: Researching the process and outcomes of music interventions - Professor Raymond MacDonald

Monday 30th November 2015

Live Music Now at the Royal Society of Medicine – 16 November 2015 Professor Raymond MacDonald, Head of Music, Professor of Music Psychology and Improvisation, Edinburgh University UK. Professor MacDonald gave an overview of research issues relevant when using music in health care contexts with older people. The fundamental question how and why music can improve wellbeing was… [read more]

 

Music interventions for acquired brain injury - Dr Wendy Magee, LMN at the RSM 16 November 2015

Monday 30th November 2015

Live Music Now at the Royal Society of Medicine - 16 November 2015 Dr Wendy Magee, Associate Professor, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA People who sustain severe brain injuries following stroke, trauma or illness are usually left with many significant difficulties. Primarily, these include problems with movement, speaking, and understanding. These primary problems impact how a person functions socially in… [read more]

 

A music residency in an Edinburgh early years centre

Friday 23rd October 2015

Scottish Book Trust believes babies are born musical; after all, the first sound a baby hears is its mother’s heartbeat. Live Music Now Scotland has teamed up with Scottish Book Trust to work on their ongoing Bookbug programme, designed to explore the links between music and language development.  Scottish Book Trust invited musician Marianne Fraser to Fort Early Years Centre… [read more]

 
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