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Training

Training Sessions

Want to develop skills in using music for wellbeing and build intergenerational community connections? We offer bespoke training and consultancy to support you in taking those next steps.

 

Our training aims to inspire, equip, and further embed the use of music and more specifically intergenerational practice in care, health, community, and education settings. Training is delivered directly to care staff, volunteers, musicians and community leader and is shaped accordingly to empower individuals to develop their practice.

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The Aims Of Our Training

Skill enhancement training aims to work with individuals and groups across sectors to improve their confidence and give them skills to use person-centred intergenerational music with younger and older generations. We provide half day, full day, online and in person training days shaped to meet the needs of your team and clients. We want to support you by providing theory and knowledge behind intergenerational music, health and wellbeing and then practical tools to implement the practice across your setting.

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Who Is The Training For?

Our staff and senior artists can provide training to suit your organisation’s needs – whether you are just getting started on intergenerational arts or have many years of experience but would relish some fresh ideas. These highly practical intergenerational training sessions aim to help staff and students put across key musical skills and concepts in a fun and engaging way.

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Learning Outcomes

  • To demonstrate a rounded understanding of what intergenerational music therapy is and its impact on both the young and the old.

 

  • To understand key approaches, including using virtual and in person delivery methods and how this can be adapted.

 

  • To consider client groups and how to adjust approaches to meet specific needs

 

  • To build individual confidence around the value of music therapy-based intergenerational approaches when working with both the young and the old

 

  • To feel confident in creating partnerships, setting up and delivering an intergenerational music therapy project online with their work

 

  • To have created and understood how to adopt the intergenerational music toolkit with their client group in a range of community settings

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Our Training Story

Runwood case study

Runwood Care Homes

Learn more about how we run training sessions in a care home setting

“The training was mind-blowing to me! It was extremely helpful for me to understand the clinical thinking behind music and intergenerational sessions. A big thank you!”
 

Tamer, Activities Co-ordinator for Jewish Care.

“It was fantastic to join you for the IMM training session. It was a great training session and really helpful to share ideas with other practitioners.”

 

Kate Wilkinson, Dementia Music Therapist