Music and Health Ireland, in association with Réalta, the National Body for Arts + Health in Ireland, is pleased to announce details of its forthcoming Introduction to Music in Healthcare and Community Settings training programme.  This five-day course is designed for recent graduates, early career musicians and/or professional musicians interested in exploring the idea of bringing music into healthcare and community spaces with a focus on older persons’ settings.  Participants will learn from highly experienced musicians who have trained in best-practice musical and pedagogical techniques specifically developed for quality outcomes in healthcare.

The course is led by Gráinne Hope, Director of Music & Health Ireland, and Liam Merriman, healthcare musician and trainer with Music & Health Ireland and Réalta/Waterford Healing Arts, two of Ireland’s leading lights in best-practice musical and pedagogical techniques specifically developed for quality outcomes in healthcare in older persons’ settings.

Music & Health Ireland manages and delivers the largest programme of training and CPD opportunities for early-career musicians and professional musicians interested in working in Healthcare and Community Settings across Ireland.

The course takes place Monday 6 – Friday 10 November 2023 at the Réalta Centre for Arts + Health at University Hospital Waterford.  Places are limited to ensure a high quality experience for all participants.  Early Bird & Scholarship application deadline extended to Friday 22 SeptemberClick here for further information and application details
This project is supported by the Arts Council.

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