Music for Wellbeing

Course Date Course Time Location   To Book online
27th June 2019 10.00 - 16.00 Salisbury Click Here

 

The course fee is £85 per delegate.

To book and pay on-line please click on the link above. If you would like to receive an invoice please complete our booking form and send to Info@dementiapathfinders.org 

We offer discount for family carers, to take advantage of this special offer, please contact info@dementiapathfinders.org or call 0845 257 2250

 

"People Get Ready…"

Explore the questions of planning, responding, creating and working musically with how people experience their dementia. 

This one-day training will consider the skills needed to facilitate music workshops with people with dementia (including planning and reflection), working musically in a person-centred way to meet the needs of people living with dementia, songwriting and music creation, and incorporating basic technology into your workshops.

 

Trainer: Liv McLennan and Kevin Plummer

Liv is a community musician and Co-Director of Music for Wellbeing CIC alongside Kevin Plummer and Chris Cook. Liv has had a passion for working for people with dementia since her teens, when her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s-type dementia, and especially about the power of music to enhance quality of life. She is also an Associate of Dementia Pathfinders and trains people in Circle Dance in Dementia and Dementia Awareness.

The main areas she specialises in are Early Years, community singing, people with longer term health conditions (dementia, respiratory conditions and Parkinson’s) and intergenerational work. She has worked with various organisations, including Westminster Arts, Age Exchange, Historic Royal Palaces and Alzheimer’s Society delivering music, movement, reminiscence and cross-arts projects. She is also a trainer in these areas and has run training sessions for community musicians and care workers in how to incorporate these techniques into their own work. 

She is currently delivering sessions for the Wiltshire Celebrating Age project as well as numerous local groups and organisations. Liv plays the cello, highland bagpipes, ukulele and sax, and uses singing in her community music work. She has just started a PhD in intergenerational music within a care home setting at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Kevin is a music maker and workshop leader. He is also involved in theatre writing and performing. Since 1990 he has played performed, composed and toured with Kenny Process Team and The Windsors. Since 1999 he has been a music workshop leader, running classes for groups including adults with learning disability, refugees, people living with dementia, mental health issues and recovery from addiction. Since 2008 he has also been involved as musical director, performer and playwright in the London theatre, comedy and improvisation scene.

 

Further Information

Music for Wellbeing can be commissioned by an organisation for delivery in-house. To request further information or to discuss possible training please email info@dementiapathfinders.org or contact 0845 257 2250.