Category Archives: Kings Mill Hospital, Mansfield (Children’s)

Friday 11th Jan

Friday's visit to hospital allowed us to visit a young man in his teens with special needs. We began with 'Zamina' and played to him a few times through. The Play Specialist stayed with us the whole time and produced from the music box, a few different hand held instruments for the patient to try...a few different shakers and the bell stick. He spent some minutes investigating these sounds and playing with the music and testing out some different tempos and volumes. The xylophone was then offered to try. His Dad told us that his son used to play … Continue Reading ››

Taking time to be with people

A big part of our work as musicians in hospitals is to be there as a musician and a human being spending time with other human beings, to make music for and with them and to create a cultural venue within a clinical environment. We often get asked if it is emotionally difficult to spend so much time in hospitals, especially with children. There are, of course, always emotional moments in our practice, and we allow ourselves to be emotional as part of our professional practice, indeed it is important that this emotion becomes part … Continue Reading ››