What We Offer
Care homes/ Day centres
Sessions usually last an hour and we believe providing a singing leader with a good audible singing voice and musical background is important. Our sessions can include a variety of songs from different eras, of varying styles and genres, instrument play along, music quiz and circle dance where appropriate. When residents are able we encourage dancing too. Some of our songs are unaccompanied, others have quality instrument only backing. We do not sing along to pre-recorded songs as we want to ensure the residents can hear their own voices and that of the leader.
Our sessions are always full of laughter and fun as they evoke happy memories. Sometimes songs evoke deeper meaningful memories and so we do expect the odd tear too.
We believe in the personal touch and ensure we get to know all the residents’ names and over time build up good rapport. Customisation of the programme to the needs of the residents is key and we are happy to build in song requests to future sessions.
Lyric sheets, percussion instruments, props and photos enhance the enjoyment of the the overall experience. We expect care staff to become involved and enjoy themselves too.
The content can be mixed or follow a particular theme be it a film, season, time of year, specific subject or artist.
Our clients include a number of care homes in Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire.
Private sessions with carers
These are ideal for those adults in the early stages of dementia still living at home. Sessions are similar to those in care homes but we also include the challenge of singing rounds, partner songs, actions songs, circle songs, songs with omitted lyrics.
The private sessions are a great opportunity to provide socialisation and a support network too whilst getting musical and social stimulation and building confidence.
I can also provide one to one sessions for a more personalised approach and happy to create a favourite playlist for the adult based on input from the carer/ family.
An hour of interactive singing entertainment for the birthday lady or gentleman and party group. Customised to ensure a unique experience for the special day.
( eg coffee mornings, senior citizens, sheltered living, U3A, other adult groups )
We provide an hour of interactive singing customised to the needs of the group. Again this can follow a particular theme if required and be a one off event or regular meeting
With 13 years expertise of leading music and movement sessions with children, we understand the huge benefits involved with using music as a medium for socialisation and interaction of pre-school children and the elderly. Through instrument play, singing, dancing and action play, these sessions are always fun and have worked well with nursery children coming into the venue with their carers and also toddler groups with parents bringing children into the care home.