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In-person training for musicians: Exploring the role of the Healthcare Musician: 15th - 19th May 2023

We are delighted to be bringing back our in-person training for Musicians wishing to explore their potential role, or develop their current role, within health and social care.

Over the past 10 years, this highly-regarded course, a mixture of theory, application and reflection, has led to numerous practices and programmes emerging across the UK and beyond. We're now looking for our next cohort of musicians ready to make this journey.

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"This course opened my eyes to the many different ways to use music in a hospital setting. If you are a musician first and foremost and want to learn how to transfer those skills into a hospital setting in a sensitive and effective way this is the course for you. Getting to see the course leaders in action was a particular highlight for me. This excellent course offers musicians an inspirational opportunity to reassess and develop their own musical practice in an enjoyable, supportive and professional setting. For me, it has presented a pathway into a different, very rewarding way of making music professionally."

What are the benefits of the course?

When is the course?

The course will run from Monday 15th May – Friday 19th May 2023 inclusive.

Where is it based?

The Healthcare Musician Training will be based in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, UK.

What does the course include?


Day One

The first two days will explore the theory and context behind this rapidly growing practice, looking at acute and community-based approaches.


Day Two

You'll have the opportunity to develop your own musical, personal and professional skills and competencies supported by the OPUS Trainers.


Day Three

Following this, our healthcare partners at Sherwood Forest Hospitals and Nottinghamshire Healthcare will be hosting two days of training across a variety of contexts.


Day Four

During these two days you will apply yourself as a Healthcare Musician, with ample time to reflect on practice with your peers and our team of experienced Trainers.


Day Five

The final day is back in the training room, pulling together learning from the week, and developing plans for rolling out your own practice.

How many spaces are there?

How much will it cost?

We have 8 places available on this course, which will be supported by a team of 4 Trainers.

Fees for the week are £650.00

We are not able to offer accommodation, however we are happy to point you in the direction of suitable places to stay if required.

How to apply

We are asking for people to make an online application to take part in this course.

You can also find the application form here

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