January 12, 2022

52 weekly activities – week 2

Musical identities

This activity is an ideal way for facilitators and participants to find out about each other, sharing their identities and stories through music as well as being introduced to, and discovering new music.

Credit: The Orders of St John Care Trust, Monkscroft Care Centre: Sarah Davis and Beata McLean, Developed in partnership with Live Music Now: Douglas Noble and Julia Turner

January 7, 2022

52 weekly activities – week 1

Let’s do, yes let’s

This activity is a fun icebreaker or warm-up exercise. The activity should be energetic, even if your group is seated, and there should be a sense of fun, enjoyment and exploration with plenty of laughter.

Credit: Royal Exchange Theatre Elders Company /Bill and Estelle.

May 22, 2019

A Choir in Every Care Home

Live Music Now

Launched in May 2015, A Choir in Every Care Home is an initiative to explore how music and singing can feature regularly in care homes across the country.

The Toolkit for Care Homes, aimed at care homes and musicians, provides practical tips and advice on how to bring music into the lives of care home residents.

Watch 5 videos made by Live Music Now on how to lead a music session.

Tutorial on how to lead singing sessions for older people