health and wellbeing

Help put 'A Choir in Every Care Home'

'A Choir in Every Care Home' is an initiative to explore how music and singing can feature regularly in care homes across the cou

The evidence bank

A range of reports, resources and further reading that provide evidence of the wide-ranging benefits (to individuals and communities) of amateur music. Useful for funding applications, campaigns and general advocacy.

6 tips for hearing loss – an aid for musicians and groups

Whether you are hard of hearing, looking to protect your hearing for the future or trying to ensure none of your group members come to harm, we have gathered top tips on how to get the best from your auricles.

How making music benefits your brain

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What's going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians' brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.