Our Song is a music project which explores singing, percussion, instruments and movement. It supports people in various settings with a variety of needs to gain access to the benefits that music can bring to their general wellbeing.
Our Song piloted in Spring 2018 with 12 participants from Willows Edge Care Home. The pilot aimed to learn from and build upon the already proven benefits of music with people living with dementia. The results of the project were better than we could have imagined. One participant after a most sessions exclaimed 'today, I am 18 again!'.
The project takes participants week by week through repeated warm ups, singing, and movement exercises, as well as allowing time for listening, exploring music, and taking part in group improvised music making.
At the end of the 8 weeks homes have the option to have their music recorded to keep as legacy of the project.
We are excited to announce that we will be delivering another 3 Our Song projects this year, the first being with Birchwood Home. If you are interested in hosting Our Song at your home, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project is part of our Ageing Creatively programme funded by...