Category Archives: Music and Health

Music in Healthcare Settings Apprenticeships 2017-2018

We are delighted to announce the third year of our extremely successful Music in Healthcare Settings Apprenticeship programme. Programmes from past years have seen the emergence of new Music in Healthcare practitioners and organisations engaged in new programmes of practice at Great Ormond Street and Alder Hey Children's Hospitals amongst numerous others. From September 2017 to June/July 2018, we are offering four paid apprenticeships, exploring Music in Healthcare Settings practice alongside highly experienced OPUS Musicians and Trainers and supporting the development of new programmes of practice. Click on the following links for more information: Full Apprenticeship Programme Details (pdf) Continue Reading ››

Music in Healthcare Training: 8-12 May 2017

      Applications are now CLOSED for this course as all places have been filled.  Thank you for your interest.  Please get in touch at training@opusmusic.org to be sent details of future courses. Applications are now open for our 5-day Music in Healthcare Settings Training course based in Derby and Sutton in Ashfield, UK. This course will take place on 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 May 2017 at Kedleston Road Training and Development Centre, Derby and Kings Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield. (Shared travel will be arranged between Derby and Kings Mill Hospital for … Continue Reading ››

Reaching People Through Song

"Oh I can't hold a note!" "I'd better not sing, it'll start raining" "Oooo you're so good, you should be on X-Factor!" So often we have been met with comments like this.  It seems to be assumed that regular, every day people cannot sing, and that if you can, or do, or are comfortable trying, you are someone special and should be put on a stage.  Within the last twelve months, I have been part of three events in three different healthcare settings that demonstrate the importance of singing in making deep impact connections with … Continue Reading ››