We have created a series of five short tutorials to help care staff and others to lead music and singing sessions for older people. These are led by LMN tutor and tenor John Bacon. We hope you find these useful. Please do let us know, and do make suggestions for future tutorial videos you would like to see, via the contact page.
In this first session, John introduces the idea of music for non-musicians, and how you might go about planning a session.
In the second tutorial, John makes some suggestions for warm-up activities.
In the third tutorial, John shows you how to approach singing a song together.
In the fourth tutorial, John talks about using percussion instruments to give voice to those who may find it harder to sing or vocalise.
And in the fifth tutorial, John discusses how care staff can use singing as part of their day to day caring duties.