We are offering participatory music groups for people with dementia, joint-facilitated by musician John Phillips and artist Emma Ainsley lasting 1 1/2 hours, for up to 20 participants. These are open door groups, allowing participants to choose their level of engagement - enabling people, for instance, to wander in and out of the sessions or take a more peripheral observer role if they want. Or, of course, to grab an instrument or a scarf and join right in.
We have a wide range of instruments and percussion to suit all abilities, so everyone can join-in, and instruments can be adapted to enable access - for instance for people with poor grip or low strength.
We tune all the melodic instruments to the pentatonic scale, ensuring that the group make a harmonious sound together.
These are experience-focused group sessions, all about creating live music together in the moment. They offer a rich sensory experience - with Emma leading movement and dance with colourful silk scarves, to add to the beautiful music we will all be making together.
Realising the individual's creative potential
by enabling them to use and discover
Enhancing community and social
connection through shared creative
Holistic stimulation - physically, mentally,
socially and creatively with sessions
facilitated to achieve the right balance of
stimulation to be engaging and enjoyable
for people with dementia.
Inclusive and accessible to all.
Improved feelings of well-being ...
because it's so much fun to make music