What is Music for Life?
Music for Life is the Sunbeams model of Community Music therapy that underpins all our work. Click here for an explanation from Sunbeams Founder Annie Mawson.
Music for Life sessions are for anyone with any form of disability.
What happens in a session?
Music for Life sessions help disadvantaged and disabled individuals improve their quality of life and self-esteem through the creative freedom of music.
The sessions are individually tailored to the venue and the people attending. In one venue they might form a performance group, in another they might sing pop songs and incorporate instruments and in another children might benefit from dance and movement incorporated into songs and musical games.
Where are the sessions?
Sunbeams musicians attend various community venues right across Cumbria, including Adult Day Centres, Out-of-school clubs and care homes. Contact us for more information on venues in your area.
What will I get from it?
Involvement in Music for Life brings about…
- Improved communication, self-expression, self-acceptance, motivation and self-esteem, reaffirmation of identity and improved feelings of well-being
- Positive behavioural changes in children with profound multi-handicap and severe learning disabilities
- Better quality of life through music making with others
- Changes in the perception of marginalised disabled persons in the wider community