Archive for the music category

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Research on singing and lung disease to start in Kent

June 21st, 2011

A new study into the value of group singing for people with lung disease is to be undertaken by researchers at Canterbury Christ Church University, thanks to a grant of 130,000 pounds from the Dunhill Medical Trust. The University’s Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, along with the help of Kent NHS […]

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Article on Music and Wellbeing

March 29th, 2011

To coincide with BBC Wales Music Day, Liz Coombs, Senior Lecturer in Creative and Therapeutic Arts  in the School of Education has an article published today as part of the Government’s consultation on measuring the nation’s wellbeing. The article focuses on the role that music can play, both in therapeutic terms and more generally, in […]

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American Music Therapy Association

March 16th, 2011

American Music Therapy Association website provides useful information and FAQ’s about how music can help heal anyone with physical or emotional pain.

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Researchers prescribe choir rehearsals for Parkinson’s patients

February 1st, 2011

Everyone knows singing makes you feel good. Now researchers are trying to provide scientific evidence to support this claim in the treatment of serious illnesses like Parkinson’s and respiratory diseases. Monica was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease almost nine years ago and she has been a member of the Sing for Joy choir ever since. The […]

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Mental Health and Dance factsheet from the Media Trust

January 17th, 2011

‘Mad for Music’ is a series of five short films looking at the impact of music on mental health and its restorative qualities on different individuals. This factsheet, from the Media Trust, provides information on mental health organisations in general and music related ones which offer services, advice, and resources.

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Singing benefits cancer patients

November 6th, 2010

New research from Wales-based cancer charity Tenovus shows that singing has resulted in marked improvements to cancer patients’ mental health, vitality, social function and pain. The charity has been running a choir, Tenovus Sing for Life Choir as part of a research study into the effects of singing on cancer sufferers.  See the full article […]

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Music organisations

October 29th, 2010

Singing British Association of Barbershop Singers – British Choirs on the Net – Dalcroze Society (Dalcroze Eurhythmics) – Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers – National Association of Choirs – National Youth Choirs of Great Britain – Sing for Pleasure – Sweet Adelines International (female barbershop) – […]

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Stories from the Stroke Association

October 11th, 2010

There are many examples of how the creative arts can play an important role in an individual’s rehabilitation and life after stroke. Articles taken from The Stroke Association’s magazine, Stroke News, and newsletter for stroke support groups, Club Together, show what can be achieved: Cuckfield Aphasia Chorus The quilts that Kathryn built Talk Back club […]

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Wellbeing – Bristol Wellbeing Choir

September 28th, 2010

Bristol Wellbeing Choir was set up originally by Bristol City Council: it’s been such a success that it is now an independent group run by a committee of members, and has spawned three offshoots. Hannah Currant, Neighbourhood Arts Officer, Bristol North, Bristol City Council gives an insight: “…A lot of the work that the choir […]

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Singing rewires the brains of stroke patients

September 28th, 2010

A trial led by Gottfried Schlaug, a neurology professor at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston, US, has shown that teaching stroke patients to sing “rewires” their brains, helping them recover their speech. Reports appeared both on BBC news and in The Independent. Download the full article from

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