Recently I visited Derby Children’s Hospital for some practical music-making as part of the Opus Music in Healthcare course. Within the Children’s areas there is plenty of visually very witty design to make the environment as fun and stress-free as a hospital can be. For example, the big lifts are decorated floor to ceiling. Go […]
Fantastically pleased to have won a cup! This was in the Adult class for people who make their living from / largely from music, and I spent quite a while considering various options for pieces, because my music is often either my own arrangement, or pieces I’ve written, or pieces by others that I’ve learned […]
This extract was extremely influential in my thinking about how folk music differs from formal music I only today found this piece of paper again, and googled a phrase from it, thus was able to find that it is part of a paper by Teshome H. Gabriel. Actually, he was looking at Third World Cinema, […]
I’m delighted to have been accepted on the Opus Music in Healthcare 5-day course. The first two days have already been great – looking at different ways to vary the music we play, and getting us as a group sensitive to each other and to the change of pace required in a hospital setting – […]
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