Our Team

Meet our dedicated team of Music in Hospital & Care staff who share the healing power of live music with over 100,000 people each year. From fundraising to finance, and everything in between, they keep the music playing across the UK. Hover or tap on each photo to learn more.  

Live music makes me feel connected, happy and emotional.

It’s really hard to pick my favourite live music experience – every single one is unique. I love watching the impact of live music on people, how they react to hearing their favourite song, how the smiles all of a sudden grow, how the mood changes and observing the emotions live music can unlock.

Anna Pasieka

Live Music Coordinator South of England and Channel Islands

Live music makes me feel absorbed, connected and renewed.

My favourite live music experience would have to be my first ever big gig – New Kids On The Block at London Docklands when I was 12. It was the first time I had watched or listened to music with that many people together and the sense of a shared experience was incredible.

Catherine Nunn

Live Music Development Manager

Live music makes me feel reflective, emotional and free.

My favourite live music experience would have to be a live stream I organised with Music in Hospitals & Care musicians Laura-Jayne Hunter and Hattie Whitehead. They shared their own arrangements of classic songs with amazing harmonies and lots of health and care settings engaged by sending lovely messages and song requests in.

Chloe Baker

Temporary Live Music Coordinator

Live music makes me feel hopeful, inspired and alive.

My favourite live music experience would have to be the celebrated 1995 revival of Steven Sondheim’s ‘A Little Night Music’. I was lucky enough to see Dame Judi Dench sing ‘Send in the Clowns’ and it was perfection – such a beautifully heartfelt performance. I’ve loved Sondheim ever since.

Claire Owen

Head of Music Delivery

Live music makes me feel tingly, thrilled and present.

On a critical care ward, I watched a Music in Hospitals & Care musician play at the bedside of an end of life patient. The family stood around the bed – there was a lot of tension. As the musician started to play, they embraced and even smiled through their tears, singing softly to their loved one.

Jess Ingham

Live Music Manager North of England

Live music makes me feel uplifted, moved and alive.

My favourite live music experience would have to be visiting The Tower Project, which supports children and adults with disabilities in East London, to watch Music in Hospitals & Care piano and violin duo, Demelza and Terry. It was so moving to see everyone engaging, from tapping their fingers to dancing!

Kate Burchill

Live Music Coordinator South England and Channel Islands

Live music makes me feel moved, motivated and whole.

Visiting the Neonatal Unit in Aberdeen Maternity Hospital with a Music in Hospitals & Care musician sticks in my mind. I spent some time on the ward before the music began so I was able to experience the immediate change in atmosphere and the looks on people faces as the music reached them. It was magical!

Kirstyn Knowles

Live Music Coordinator Scotland

Live music makes me feel inspired, connected and joyful.

My favourite live music experience would have to be when I went to the Busted reunion concert. In primary school I was a huge fan of them but they split up before I was able to see them live, so I jumped at this chance – it was just as amazing as I’d imagined!

Lara Osborne

Live Music Coordinator North of England

Live music makes me feel human, alive and together.

My favourite live music experience would have to be Music in Hospitals & Care musician Siannie Moodie playing in the gardens at Borders General Hospital on one of those unseasonably warm autumn days. It felt like the stars had aligned to allow us to be there at that time enjoying music, company and sunshine.

Lily Rice

Live Music Coordinator Scotland

Live music makes me feel emotional, excited and comforted.

I remember one particularly special hospital Christmas party. It is such a difficult time of year for people to be away from loved ones, but patients, family members and staff came together to join in with the Music in Hospitals & Care musician. We shared laughter, tears and a ‘blether’. It was a powerful experience.

Penny Johnston

Live Music Manager Scotland

Live music makes me feel alive, happy and connected.

My favourite live music experience would have to be when I had the chance to be lead singer for a band at my university’s annual May Ball. There is nothing like the buzz of playing for a room full of people who are singing along with you.

Sarah Northall

Live Music Manager South of England and Channel Islands

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