flute player~music therapist~community musician
String of Hearts / Amina Cunningham / Manchester Camerata
I facilitate music projects in the community for older people, who create new music based on their lived experiences. Many experience social and existential isolation and live with mental health issues, exacerbated by Covid-19 restrictions.
I also work in dementia care settings as a music therapist, focussing primarily on group work, again to counter isolation and develop social connections.
I also have a great deal of experience in training non-musicians (and musicians!) in using music in healthcare settings, as a tool for social change.
This relates to the Arts and Health Hub speci