Changing lives through music therapy

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St. Vincent’s Hospice in Renfrewshire is appealing for members of the public to donate their unwanted musical instruments to support their upcoming Music Therapy Project.

The hospice is working with Nordoff Robbins Scotland, the country’s only music therapy charity, to help support people and their families affected by life limiting conditions.

Founded in 1996, Nordoff Robbins helps over 400 people every week and provides over 7,000 music therapy sessions a year for people from ages one to 100. Music therapist Laura Burns commented on the project saying:

“We are delighted to be working with St. Vincent’s Hospice on this pilot programme to bring music therapy into their care. Music has a universal power to reach us all, and our therapy uses elements of music to break down barriers of illness, or disability, and builds bridges to help with self-expression and social contact.”

Director of Care for St. Vincent’s Hospice, Brona McGee, said:

“We pride ourselves on constantly looking for new, innovative, ways to support and care for our patients during their journey with us at St. Vincent’s Hospice. Music therapy offers a unique opportunity to express yourself, try your hand at something new or maybe get back to something which you have not done in years.

The project will begin at St. Vincent’s Hospice on Tuesday 4 September, and they are specifically looking for:

  • Acoustic Guitars
  • Small drums
  • Tambourines
  • Portable Electric Piano
  • Xylophones
  • Maracas
  • Any other small percussion instruments

For more information visit St Vincent’s Hospice

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