Another Music for hospital concert on the 4th Sept. This time it was based at Edinburgh Findlay House. I took the same approach as i did with Whitdale care home clients and I found the results to be very similar. I based the theme on roy d the world and Love. The round the world part came from telling the audience that we were doing dogs from America Ireland, England and Scotland. The guests seemed to like this approach and before i knew it the staff were starting to come and join in.
feedback was superb and one of the clients said i sounded like Bryan Adams which i just loved. It wasn't long before the staff were getting the clients up and dancing with them and this showed me how important it is to get the staff on board.
There was one guest that came into the room to visit her father and when she saw his reaction to the music she started to cry. I was a little disturbed by this as i didn't know what was going on. I later found out that it was because she hadn't seen a reaction like this in a while. The music apparently brought something out in him and he started to react.
I have noticed that through the performances the client become animated and respond, they join in and they seem to be able to converse clearer. Im interested and excited as to how this is all going to come together.
I found this video on what music does to people.