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Why Choose Music In Healthcare?



“The evidence we present shows how arts-based approaches can help people to stay well,

recover faster, manage long-term conditions and experience a better quality of life.”

- Lord Howarth, All Party Parliamentary Report on The Arts for Health and Wellbeing, 2017




Research demonstrates the many benefits of bringing music to people living with dementia or facing end of life. The comfort of music and creativity can help our service users, including carers, loved ones and professionals, to deal with some of the tough times and challenges that they may be facing.


A key element of working as a Musician in Healthcare is working with the 'well part of the person'. Our music-making provides relief and distraction from the isolation and burdens of living with dementia or facing the end of life and put them back in touch with who themselves and their loved ones. 

During sessions, we play a variety of portable instruments, moving around a setting offering highly personalised musical encounters to patients, visitors and staff. We typically invite participation and carry a selection of simple instruments for those who wish to join in. 

Our practice draws from a varied repertoire of popular songs, tailored through sensitive presentation and improvisation to suit the mood and requirements of the recipient. People can either take comfort in listening to our playing, or take part by singing or playing themselves.


At difficult times in life, music can provide comfort not only for patients but for those who care for them, including healthcare staff. Some of our biggest fans are the people who work alongside us in healthcare environments or the community. In the same way, we often have great encounters with families and visitors.


If you are wondering about bringing District Musicians into your healthcare setting, please get in touch, we'd love to talk to you!

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