Harmonious Place

Art/music projects for people with dementia

Music Groups

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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.




     The benefits


 ♬   Realising the individual's creative potential

          by enabling them to use and discover

          new skills.


    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






 Realising the individual's creative potential

    Enhancing community and social

    Holistic stimulation - physically, mentally,

 Inclusive and accessible to all.

 Improved feelings of well-being ...

Harmonious Place

Art/music projects for people with dementia



Art/music projects for people with dementia