Established in 2018, District Musicians is a duo of experienced, professional healthcare musicians. You can find out more about our musicians here.
We use the Music in Healthcare approach to increase wellbeing for people living with dementia, as well as people who are receiving end-of-life care. Our high-quality, live musical interactions take place in hospitals, residential units and in the homes of people living with dementia.
Between 2023 - 2025 our Pocket Full of Starlight project is keeping us very busy.
We are very proud to be continuing our innovative Music To Your Door outreach service in Derbyshire and launching it in Sheffield.
We are running sessions in Derby Royal Hospital and Burton Queens Hospital, in partnership with Air Arts.
We are also visiting residents in Lacemaker Court, a Residential and Community Care Centre in Long Eaton.
We trained with Opus Music, a groundbreaking Music in Healthcare CIC who have pioneered the approach in the UK. We completed an apprenticeship with them in 2018 and set up District Musicians CIC the same year. Our aim was to work in the community, offering an outreach service similar to that of district nursing, but with a musical focus.
There is a growing understanding of the impact of participation in the arts on health and wellbeing. District Musicians is proud to be part of a growing number of services providing Music in Healthcare interventions around the UK.