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Music Care

For healthcare professionals

Music care training helps your staff to bring music into the daily routines and environment of the hospital or healthcare setting, positively transforming patient experience. No musical experience is necessary.

Griselda Goldsbrough

“This training is well researched, and of a high standard. The level of learning and interaction gave Jess many ideas to bring back to her work and share and she met specialists who were excellent at sharing their skills and expertise."

York Teaching Hospital

Music Care Training

We promote the positive effects that music has on health and wellbeing and how music can positively impact recovery rates, reduce admissions, improve communication, reduce stress, and support staff retention.

What are the benefits?

Creating music for health and wellbeing is a proven approach that will enhance patient-centred care and outcomes, and improve relationships and wellbeing for patients and families, visitors and staff.

Who is it for?

Music Care training is for anyone who has direct contact with patients.

How does it work?

OPUS works in partnership with the Room 217 Foundation in Canada, delivering Music Care Training, a three-level certificate course for health and social care professionals, volunteers and family caregivers.

The course curriculum involves using music as an approach rather than a scope of practice, deeply exploring the fundamentals of music and the effects that sound has in a care environment. The course builds confidence in using Music Care strategies for caregivers to be able to use in their work every day.

This training is accessible to all people working in healthcare, without the need for an aptitude in music. It guides trainees through using music as a connection, to share and explore together with those in their care.

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Answering your questions

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Music in Paediatric Healthcare

This new training programme is currently being developed alongside paediatric healthcare professionals. A handbook and resources are being created in order to support professional healthcare staff working in Paediatrics to use music-making with their young patients. 

This course will enable healthcare professionals to feel empowered and confident to use music within their daily routines, increasing music-making activities available to children and young people in hospital for the therapeutic benefits that this brings.


Music Care Training for Health Organisations

We offer training to individuals, groups, and to whole teams and organisations. We will work with you to organise the right space and time, and support your desired outcomes by tailoring the course to suit you.


Music Care Training 

We will run specific courses and sessions for individuals. The course may run for a week or for one day. Please get in touch to find out more about our 2024 sessions.

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