Category Archives: Music

Charity Single: This Won’t Last Long

We're delighted to launch our new charity song 'This Won't Last Long', a song of hope and strength for our friends and colleagues in the NHS. It has been written, recorded and produced in isolation whilst staying at home to help protect, and in celebration of, our NHS. We're happy to offer a free download of this song at our Bandcamp page. If you like what you hear, then please support the work of the amazing Hospital Charities in Leicester, Nottingham, Derby and Sherwood Forest Hospitals at our Justgiving page. Thank you!

Case study: ‘you have to stay right there until he’s finished!’

Working on a ward at Nottingham Children's Hospital, we asked a nurse if it was appropriate to play for the very young baby she was caring for. She said ‘yes of course’. We could see that she was feeding the baby through a feeding tube. As we played, the nurse interacted with the baby, soothing him through touch and gentle tapping.  The ward sister came along and asked the nurse if the baby had calmed down. The nurse said he had since we had arrived. The ward sister then said ‘you have to stay right there until he’s finished!' Richard … Continue Reading ››

Music Care

OPUS is delighted to be working in partnership with the University of Nottingham and Room 217 Foundation (Canada) to deliver Music Care Training. Music Care Training is for care providers looking to incorporate music into their care practice, and for musicians looking to take their skills into the care context.  

Next Training: 25/26 November 2019, Music Care Level 1, University of Nottingham  

We are also looking forward to presenting at the second 'Power of Music in Health and Social Care' conference, to be held at the East Midlands Conference Centre on 4 November … Continue Reading ››