Category Archives: Music and Health

Music and Health Seminar

OPUS Director and Musician Nick Cutts is to present at a 2-day seminar on Music and Health on 10 and 11 May 2012 at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. RNCM Music for Health is pleased to invite people working in the cultural and health sectors to attend a FREE 2-day seminar about music in healthcare. The seminar will
  • present the experience and learning from the EC funded ‘Music in Healthcare Settings: Training Trainers project’ (Leonardo Transfer of Innovation) at a local, national and European level;
  • highlight the importance of working in partnerships across the cultural and health sectors;
  • compare and … Continue Reading ››

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

OPUS' residency at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals is continuing, with musicians working regularly on spinal/neurological injury, general medical and rehabilitation wards. This work takes various forms, mostly seeing musicians playing at the bedside in 1-1 and small group situations. Yesterday saw 2 musicians working with a group of elderly patients in a day room, with everyone playing instruments, singing and 'dancing' together. All agreed it was great exercise, thoroughly enjoyable and most of all a humanising experience, giving all patients an opportunity to express interests, curiosity and individuality! With recent press around the need … Continue Reading ››

Music in Healthcare Settings Training

OPUS' 4 day training programme (Feb/March 2012) for musicians wishing to work in healthcare settings is now FULL. Thanks for the huge interest in this programme. We hope to be able to run more training programes such as this in the future. Thanks to MusicLeader Yorkshire, Derbyshire Children's Hospital and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals for their support of this training programme.