Category Archives: Music and Health

The end of a residency… for now

Today has been the last day in the Derbyshire Children's Hospital for our current residency. For the past year, four musicians have been visiting wards and outpatients areas at the hospital most Fridays to make music for and with patients, visitors and staff. This has been a hugely rewarding and incredibly musical experience for everyone, and we are extremely sad that the current residency has come to a close. We were joined at one point today by the stars of Derby's pantomime (Dick Whittington) … Continue Reading ››

OPUS musicians training with Musique & Santé

OPUS musicians are all highly trained for music and health practice by internationally renowned leaders in this field, Musique & Santé. Nick Cutts has previously trained alongside a European team of musicians in Manchester, Paris, Krakow and Dublin under the guidance of Musique & Sante trainers. In December 2010, Marianne Clarac, a trainer and musician from Musique & Santé visited Derby for a week to deliver training to all OPUS musicians along with others from the region. Nick is now training again in Manchester and Paris with … Continue Reading ››

Music and Health Training

OPUS is delivering a 4 day programme of training for musicians wishing to work in healthcare settings in partnership with MusicLeader, Derbyshire Children's Hospital and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. This will take place in Derby on 23rd and 24th February and in Sheffield on 8th and 9th March. Applications are to be made to MusicLeader. Limited spaces available which will get booked up quickly. For more information see here: MusicLeader