Music For Wellbeing

The main focus of Music For Wellbeing is on older people living with dementia and adults with learning difficulties. The service will deliver music services to care homes and communities.
There is scope for the service to bring music to a wider range of people and settings, including people on the mental health register, NEET settings and Interfaith community building work.
The organisation’s activities are community music workshops which enable service users to make a positive impact on their wellbeing through music and song.
Workshops can involve improvisation, drum circles, singing and playing instruments incorporating relevant themes and song writing.
Music For Wellbeing is a Community Interest Company (Company number 10228897)

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Working musically with people with dementia: Music for Wellbeing CIC’s two days of training

Music for Wellbeing CIC are delighted to be running another two training days for people who work musically with people with dementia (or are interested in developing this aspect in their work). More details on our new training page

Summertime Sounds

This project took place over 6 weeks in 2019 at an East London venue.

Adults with learning disability and their carers developed their performance skills in singing ,percussion playing and dance. A show was devised over the project and was presented to an invited audience at Stratford Circus.

The show was called The Rhythm Train and told the story of a young man’s journey on the soon to be opened Elizabeth Line. We encounters lots of musical characters on his journey.

 

Uke Can Do It! Old Sarum Ukulele Band

Our latest intergenerational project took place in Salisbury in partnership with Avonbourne Care Centre and Old Sarum Primary School. Building on the success of our 2017 ‘Hear My Voice, Share My Song’ community music project, we joined together again to learn the ukulele for 5 weeks.

More details on our blog

Uke project

Music for Wellbeing launch Sing and Breathe Salisbury with partners

Continued successes for Music For Wellbeing in Salisbury as reported in The Salisbury Journal


Summertime Sounds 2019 : Think Bubble presents “The Rhythm Train”

the rhythm train poster

Music For Wellbeing has created the ‘Think Bubble’ performance troop who present their first show “The Rhythm Train” at Stratford Circus, East London at 3:30pm on Friday 23rd August.

It’s the culmination of these Summer Music Sounds workshops that we’ve been running since July 15th with over 40 participants. Expect glorious dances, original songs and the story of a train inspector whose working day takes many unusual turns and twists.

Many thanks for invaluable support to Flying Angel, Groundworks Culture Seeds, Barchester Charitable Foundation.

Send a message to reserve a free ticket.


Summertime Sounds 2019

After the success of last years summer music sessions in Newham, we are back!

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summertime sounds back
Places are still available … it will be another wonderful day

Music for Wellbeing Training event in Salisbury –  27th June 2019

Explore the questions of planning, responding, creating and working musically with how people experience their dementia.

This one-day training will consider the skills needed to facilitate music workshops with people with dementia (including planning and reflection), working musically in a person-centred way to meet the needs of people living with dementia, songwriting and music creation, and incorporating basic technology into your workshops.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/music-for-wellbeing-salisbur…

Making Music with People with Dementia – training in Salisbury

Our first sold out training day was a huge success. Well done and thank you to a wonderful group of participants.

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Sing Out for Lung Health TV feature

An offshoot of the Salisbury ‘Breathless Choir’ , singing for better breathing, funded by Postcode Community Trust, in progress now for 18 months, Liv McLennan’s ‘Sing out for Lung Health’ gets much deserved recognition on That’s Salisbury  TV . The project is eloquently explained by Liv herself.

 

 

 

 

Some highlights of the Music for Wellbeing “Summer Music Workshops” project 2018 at Flying Angels, Custom House, East London.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this version of Hey Ya , Swaray sings wonderfully but can you identify the mysterious guitarist and xylophone player on the right?