A great evening of training and music-making last night with a group of young people and volunteers from the Drop Inn in Belper, Derbyshire. We are working with these young people, developing their musical and leadership skills and working towards taking music sessions into their local care home. A fascinating and challenging project but should be really rewarding for everyone involved.
It's the final day of our 5-day music in healthcare training today, and we've had a great time exploring the skills and competencies required to deliver this work alongside a fabulous group of trainees. We've spent time in the training room exploring, alongside many other things, repertoire, improvisation and ethical principles behind this practice. We've also spent a couple of afternoons at Derbyshire Children's Hospital, playing music for and with patients, visitors and staff on surgical and medical wards, in the neonatal unit and in A&E. Final day today bringing all our learning and … Continue Reading ››
OPUS is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a grant of £113,080 from Youth Music to support the development of its music in health programme. This grant ensures that OPUS will be able to continue its residency at Derbyshire Children's Hospital for a further two years from May 2012, along with new 18 month residencies in children's wards at Leicester Royal Infirmary, Queens Medical Centre Nottingham and Kings Mill Hospital in Sutton in Ashfield from September 2012. OPUS musicians will be visiting the hospitals on … Continue Reading ››