Category Archives: Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham (Children’s)

Musicians in Hospitals – Training and Mentoring Programme, Nottingham, UK – COURSE FULL

THIS COURSE HAS NOW BEEN FILLED. If you are interested in attending our training in the future, please email us at training@opusmusic.org and we will contact you when we launch our next programme. OPUS Music CIC, in partnership with Nottingham Music Hub, is offering a training and mentoring programme for musicians working in, or interested in working in healthcare settings. Initially there will be a two-day programme of training for up to eight musicians (unpaid). Following the training sessions, two trainees will be selected by interview to go forward as mentees to the ten day mentoring programme (paid) … Continue Reading ››

Elevator Music….

I was working in Nottingham QMC Children's Hospital on Tuesday this week with Rich Kensington and Sarah Steenson. We found ourselves en route from level B back to the top floor to pack our things away at the end of the day. However, our playing was not over for the day yet! We waited for the lift.....but the first one to arrive was rather full with surprised but welcoming faces who wanted us to ride in the lift with them, but there was not enough room…..we waited for another. The next lift arrived with room for all three … 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 ››