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Using Music in Dementia Care (in partnership with Nordoff Robbins Scotland)

Summer School for Adults

Introduction

This half-day course will be of interest to anyone wishing to enhance and expand their use of music as a communication tool for adults living with dementia.

Participants will be encouraged to explore and reflect upon the elements and qualities of music that offer those living with dementia the opportunity to engage in appropriate and meaningful interaction.

This course will also offer suggestions for practical based activities for use through using instruments, songs and observations. Short vignettes of music therapy will be shown.

No previous musical experience is required.

The deadline for booking this course is Friday 1 June 2018 at 12pm.

Delivered in partnership with:

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Introduction

This half-day course will be of interest to anyone wishing to enhance and expand their use of music as a communication tool for adults living with dementia.

Participants will be encouraged to explore and reflect upon the elements and qualities of music that offer those living with dementia the opportunity to engage in appropriate and meaningful interaction.

This course will also offer suggestions for practical based activities for use through using instruments, songs and observations. Short vignettes of music therapy will be shown.

No previous musical experience is required.

The deadline for booking this course is Friday 1 June 2018 at 12pm.

Delivered in partnership with:

Nordoff - Landscape Tagline Logo - Red

Course outline

This course will:

  • involve creative music-making
  • provide attendees with ideas and suggestions for meaningful interactions through effective music-making

The training will look at ways in which music can enhance communication and encourage interaction for adults living with dementia. During the workshop, there will be opportunities to explore a variety of musical activities appropriate for use with both individuals and groups.

Suggestions will be offered with regards to appropriate instruments to use with this particular client group.

Financial support



Agnes Allan Bursary

Agnes Allan was a teacher, passionate about inclusion, and this bursary scheme exists to offer support to students to participate in the performing or production arts.

The Agnes Allan Bursary provides some support to students who may require financial assistance to take part in a short course in dance, drama, music, production or screen.

Anyone who wishes to take part in our Lifelong Learning courses and faces a financial barrier can apply for bursary support to help meet the cost of tuition fees.

More information about the Agnes Allan Bursary.

 



Staying in Glasgow

Many of our students travel from across the world to join us for an open day, study on a short course or attend a summer school at the Royal Conservatoire.

Residential accommodation for summer school students travelling within the UK or from overseas is available at Liberty House. This is the student accommodation that our full-time students use during term time. Please note that this accommodation is only for students aged 16+.

The modern, self-contained flats are located in the city centre of Glasgow, just ten minutes walk from the Royal Conservatoire. They consist of single en-suite units and have a communal kitchen that you can use to store and prepare food during your stay. You can find more information on their website.

For 2017 summer school students, the prices start at £139.50 for 7 nights (excluding bedding pack). Kitchen packs/items are included as standard for Summer School students. Bedding packs are not provided in the bedrooms, but can be purchased from Liberty House for £30 on application.

Places are strictly limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

If you have any access requirements, Liberty Living are happy to discuss accommodation arrangements to ensure they suit you.

The Conservatoire is not able to make reservations on your behalf. Please contact Liberty Living with any queries on +44 (0)141 248 9949 or libertyhouse-glasgow@libertyliving.co.uk.

If you are having trouble finding accommodation, please contact us directly and we will aim to help you find somewhere to stay.

If you would prefer to stay in hostel, B&B or hotel, click see our list of short term accommodation in Glasgow for a list of alternative accommodation or you can see the Visit Scotland website.

 

Entry requirements

This is an open access course with no formal entry requirements although, some previous musical experience would be beneficial.

At a glance...

Using Music in Dementia Care 9am - 12.30pm 50 Application Deadline: 20180604

Offers

Promotional Offers

We offer a selection of promotional offers for our Lifelong Learning courses, take a look!

To receive the promotional offer code, contact lifelong@rcs.ac.uk before booking a course.

 

Who is this course for?

This course will appeal to

  • carers
  • family members
  • professionals working within dementia care