welcome to mindsong
We are a Gloucestershire based charity providing a range of music therapy and training in care homes throughout Gloucestershire since 2007.
We work mainly with people who have mid to late-stage dementia.
Watch our video, funded by the Arts Council, to see us in action
mindsong began as a pilot project for Three Choirs Festival, Gloucester, as part of their outreach work. 'From small acorns', as the saying goes, and we have grown slowly and steadily into the organisation we are today.
Our website is here to give you information on the work we do, who we all are and to tell you a little more about dementia itself.
If what you want to know is not here feel free to contact us by email and we will do our best to provide the answers.
would you like to get involved?
We are currently looking for new volunteers. Could that be you?
If you are confident, patient and keen on music you might enjoy being part of one of our Singing Group Teams.
We build teams of three or four. Each team works in a care home and runs their own singing group, working both with the residents and the care home staff.
You will be trained and supported by our skilled music therapists, alongside our volunteer coordinator, Sophie.
Volunteering for mindsong is a great way of benenfiting people with dementia and of making new friends. If you are building your CV, this would be a significant part of your CPD.
If you are interested in finding out more contact Sophie Ayre on email@example.com
We are a registered charity: 1149189
new project for 2013
Barbara Dickson stars in our ambitious new project - an opera!
We are currently in the midst of rehearsals for The Bargee's Wife, an opera based on the words and recollections of people with dementia. Written by poet Karen Hayes and composed by John O'Hara, this promises to be our most ambitious project yet.