OPEN SESSION: music training for carers of people living with dementia

Thursday, November 19, 2020
2:15 pm-3:15 pm

‘Very inspiring and liberating training!’
Are you a carer of people living with dementia? Would you like to develop skills in using music and sound to connect with them?

In Autumn 2020, we are running four more of our free music training sessions for home and frontline carers of people living with dementia, funded by the National Lottery.


These online sessions are for you if you are a carer of someone living with dementia and would like to use music to support your caring role. No previous musical experience is needed.


Dates and themes:

• Repertoire and activities – Thursday 22nd October 2.15-3.15pm

• Communication beyond words – Wednesday 11th November 10.30-11.30am

• Sounds to enliven and sounds to soothe – Thursday 19th November 2.15-3.15pm

• Your musical toolbox – Wednesday 2nd December 10.30-11.30am


The training aims to:

• help you use music as a tool for connection with people living with dementia

• increase your confidence to make music for fun, wellbeing and mindfulness

• build your resilience to support your role as carer during the pandemic and beyond

• help you explore the ways that sound aids non-verbal communication

• provide opportunities to become an Open Strings Music Champion and link in with other carers to share skills and resources

• provide you with virtual training resources to support these training sessions


Previous participants on this training have said:

• It was perfect – tailored to our specific home’s needs and the lives and experiences of our residents.

• I liked the lack of need for musical expertise, and instead the emphasis being on play. Lots of food for thought.

• That was really great! That’s energised me for the whole day! I feel more alive!


You will need to be able to access Zoom to attend these sessions.




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