Music in Hospitals and Care
I spend much of my daytime time working for the charity "Music in Hospitals and Care", either as a soloist or with Mel, or my son Sam. This takes us all over the country, and has proved to be a very fulfilling job over the last 10 years.
They organise in the region of 4,500 professionally performed interactive live music concerts a year for people of any age receiving care or treatment for an illness or disability. Their musicians visit hospitals, hospices, care homes, day centres and special schools and all concerts are tailored to meet the needs of the particular audience-group and setting.
They work in partnership with a variety of organisations, NHS Trusts and grant givers to deliver a range of one-off sessions as well as on-going programmes and residencies. Recent partners include: The Alzheimer’s Society, Jersey Arts Centre, The Healing Music Trust (Guernsey), The Royal British Legion, BUPA, Music for Health, Music for Dementia, The Royal Academy of Music, The Royal Northern College of Music and The Royal Welsh College of Music.
You can find out more by following the link to Music in Hospitals website
to see what we get up to.
It's a pleasure and privilege to be involved.