Live Music Now case studies

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Sally Burgess FRCM: mezzo soprano, opera director and teacher

Thursday 2nd May 2013

Talent & artistic excellence are thriving and celebrated: absolutely!

The talent that LMN attracts is astonishingly varied, from African drummers to refined classical violin players, through opera , jazz, contemporary and extemporising players. They come in twos (singer or instrumentalist and pianist), trios of wind instruments, quartets, sextets and more. They take their work to people whose… [read more]


Julian West: Head of Open Academy, Royal Academy of Music

Thursday 2nd May 2013

One of the most important and enriching experiences I have had in my career has been my time as a musician working with Live Music Now. The experiences I had while working on the scheme showed me ways of being, and possibilities for myself as a musician that continue to have an impact on me on a daily basis.… [read more]


International Residency - Blue Frog in Mumbai

Wednesday 20th March 2013

Scottish traditional musician Laura Grime completed a 3 month 'Creative Futures' residency in Mumbai, funded by Creative Scotland. Laura worked with young people in Dharavi, one of Asia's largest slums, in a project hosted by music venue BlueFROG. Laura also worked to develop the skills of outreach music leaders and music teachers in Mumbai.

"The last 3 months have… [read more]


Tribal Life

Tuesday 12th March 2013

Case Study: Tribal Life Tribal Life, in partnership with Looked After Children Education Service, Birmingham, offering 13 young people in care an intensive week of workshops with LMN duo Unit Six (keyboards & percussion), culminating in the performance of the children's own composition to friends and family at the Mac theatre, Birmingham. The project was part funded by… [read more]


Musician-in-Residence at the Royal School for Blind Children, Liverpool

Tuesday 12th March 2013

Case Study: Musician-in-Residence at the Royal School for Blind Children, Liverpool Over the course of a year, LMN horn player, Jonathan Harris made weekly visits to this Liverpool school, which caters for children with a visual impairment and additional disabilities, including multi-sensory impairment, from across the North of England. During his visits, Jonathan worked one-to-one with pupils and… [read more]


Woolley Wood School, Sheffield

Tuesday 12th March 2013

Case Study: Woolley Wood School, Sheffield Funder: Mayfield Valley Arts Trust Over the past 5 years, LMN musicians have performed participatory concerts and delivered one-day workshops in Woolley Wood School, a primary school for children with complex learning disabilities. The school was excited about extending its relationship with LMN through a week-long music residency in November 2011 funded… [read more]


Stroke Project

Tuesday 12th March 2013

According to the Stroke Association every year an estimated 150,000 people in the UK have a stroke of which a third are likely to be left disabled and need rehabilitation. Recognising that music can only be a part of the rehabilitation process after reading research in this area, we found music was beginning to be recognised as having significant results,… [read more]


Songs and Scones

Tuesday 12th March 2013

A partnership developed between LMN Wales and Rhondda Cynon Taf Cultural Services resulted in a monthly series of participatory concerts entitled 'Songs and Scones' at the Coliseum in Aberdare which have consistently filled the theatre's cafe bar and has inspired enthusiastic responses from older residents of the Cynon Valley, many of whom are bussed in from nearby care homes. During… [read more]


Harmonise, 2012

Tuesday 12th March 2013

Early in 2012 LMN musicians, 'Interlude,' delivered 10 weekly interactive, creative music sessions for a group of older people, most with dementia, at a care home in North London. The aim was to improve the wellbeing of residents through engagement with music. Relatives were included in sessions wherever possible and staff encouraged to know the residents better as… [read more]


The Sobell Programme

Tuesday 12th February 2013

Case Study: The Sobell Programme: a three year programme of concerts for special schools Funder: The Sobell Foundation In this programme, fifteen schools from across England are hosting two LMN participatory concerts each year for three years. A total of 1,060 children and young people with varying learning and physical disabilities will experience classical, world, folk and jazz music over… [read more]

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