Category Archives: Education

Derbyshire Children’s Hospital

From January to December 2011, 4 OPUS musicians have taken music-making to the children, visitors and staff at Derbyshire Children's Hospital for one day per week. This highly succesful and innovative programme of activity has been delivered with support from Youth Music, Derby City Council and the hospital's charitable trust. Feedback from all involved has been overwhelmingly positive, with patients, visitors and staff reporting a calmed and enjoyable atmosphere, patients feeling released from pain and anxiety and parents and staff able to make musical … Continue Reading ››

Early years music-making in Derbyshire

From September 2010 to July 2011, OPUS has been engaged in a programme of music-making and training, based in library settings in Derbyshire. This work has seen OPUS musicians working alongside library staff and storyshaper Jules Damassa to create unique music and story 'events' in the libraries, engaging young children and babies in engaging music and stroy activities. This work has also seen OPUS musicians delivering training to library staff, many of whom are now continuing to deliver this work in partnership with parents. An evaluation report from the project will be available soon with a link posted … Continue Reading ››